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Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin manufacturing facility that is under construction in Kolar district in Karnataka would have a manufacturing capacity of four to five crore doses a month by August-end, state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Monday. Talking to reporters ahead of his meeting with the experts on mucormycosis, known as black fungus, which is emerging as a new threat to those who recover from Covid- 19, Sudhakar said he had a video conference with Bharat Biotech founder Dr Krishna Ella, his daughter Dr Jala Ella and rest of the team.

“Dr Ella has assured me that their facility at Malur in Kolar will be able to produce one crore vaccines by June- end. By July-end it will be by two to three crores, and their target by August-end is four crore to five crore vaccine doses,” Sudhakar said.

According to him, Krishna Ella and all the directors assured him that they will give vaccines to Karnataka at the earliest.

The minister said he asked them to provide a roll-out schedule as well, which they will do soon.

Karnataka officials will be in touch with them on how to roll out the vaccine in the state in the coming

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