Centre likely to respond in 10 days to plea for vaccine complex lease: Thennarasu
The Union authorities is likely to take a choice in 10 days on leasing out the Integrated Vaccine Complex in Chengalpattu to the Tamil Nadu authorities, Minister for Industries Thangam Thennarasu has stated.
The complex, in which the Union authorities has invested over ₹700 crore by HLL Biotech Limited beneath the Ministry of Health, has been mendacity idle for a number of years. Hence, Tamil Nadu desires to use it for making COVID-19 vaccines, for the procurement of which it has floated world tenders. If this facility is handed over to Tamil Nadu with operational freedom, the State hopes to select a personal companion for beginning up on manufacturing.
Speaking to reporters right here on Monday, Mr. Thennarasu stated DMK MP T.R. Baalu and he had met Union Minister for Industries and Commerce Piyush Goyal in New Delhi lately, following up on Chief Minister M.K. Stalin’s request to Prime Minister (*10*) Modi. The Union authorities’s reply was anticipated in 10 days, he stated.
He stated Sterlite Copper’s second oxygen plant was likely to generate 24 tonnes of medical-grade oxygen in a few days. This would additional strengthen provides to hospitals throughout the State. Oxygen era would begin at a defunct manufacturing facility on the SIPCOT Industrial Promotion Centre at Gangaikondan with over 80% of the work having been accomplished.
The Minister reiterated that there was no scarcity of vaccines which had been used correctly.