The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified a fake dose of the Indian version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine. The BBC reported on Wednesday (August 18).
A statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said, “A significant number of counterfeit doses of the Covishield vaccine have been recovered from various countries in India and Africa.” The company that makes this vaccine, Serum Institute, has already acknowledged that. The recovered doses are fake. ‘
The statement added, “The World Health Organization is concerned about the recovery of counterfeit doses. Because, as a result of these activities, there is a serious risk to public health and the epidemic is being prolonged. ‘
No official statement has been issued by India’s central government so far, but the country’s health ministry says an investigation has already begun.
A ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, “We have already taken necessary steps to avoid such incidents. But even then it could not be avoided. An investigation has already been launched to find out who is producing the fake dose and the total number of Indians who have been given the fake dose is being investigated.