New Delhi: Bharat Biotech Ltd has sought a time-frame of more than a year to launch Covaxin, India’s much-awaited coronavirus vaccine.
The Indian Council for Medical Research's (ICMR) claims that Covaxin will be available for the public by August 15 had triggered a row.
The Bharat Biotech had sought one year and three months to complete the human trials. This is clearly mentioned in the details submitted to the Clinical Trials Registry-India (CTRI).
It would take six months just for the further procedures, as per the trial protocol. Even when the government records include the time-frame, the ICMR made its ambitious claims, setting the August-15 deadline for the vaccine.
Authorities at the Bharat Biotech had told Malayala Manorama the other day that the clinical trials would take at least three months.