Serum Institute of India has decided to reduce the price of its coronavirus vaccine Covishield to Rs 300 from the earlier rate of Rs 400. “As a philanthropic gesture on behalf of @SerumInstIndia, I hereby reduce the price to the states from Rs.400 to Rs.300 per dose, effective immediately; this will save thousands of crores of state funds going forward. This will enable more vaccinations and save countless lives,” he said. It is to be mentioned here that the 2 oxygen plants have a capacity of 0.9 MT each (total 1.8 MT / 208 jumbo cylinder day). Taking to his Twitter handle, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, “#AssamCovidUpdate – ASSAM NOW HAS 10 OXYGEN PLANTS. With the operationalization of 2 #Oxygen plants of 0.9 MT each (total 1.8 MT / 208 jumbo cylinder day) at Assam Medical College & Hospital at Dibrugarh, our capacity goes up to 67.8 MT/day. HAPPY, and kudos to my team.” On Tuesday, the number of Assam’s active Covid19 cases stood at 20,896. April 27 Assam Health Minister Himnata Biswa Sarma visited the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) Oxygen plant of 0.7 MT with 100 jumbo cylinder capacity per day. Further in a tweet, the minister said that the plant shall get functional on April 29.
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