The healthcare player informed that it will roll out the inoculation drive with Sputnik V vaccine initially at its Aster Medcity, Kochi Hospital (in Kerala) and Aster Aadhar, Kolhapur hospital (in Maharashtra).
The healthcare player stated that it has trained over a hundred credentialed staff at 14 of its hospitals spread across the country. The vaccine administration will be carried out under the supervision of trained medical staff and in the presence of emergency care support for ensuring the delivery of appropriate care in case of an adverse event.
Dr Reddy’s Labortaries, the authorized supplier of Sputnik vaccine in India has facilitated the necessary cold storage infrastructure for vaccine storage at the selected hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare.
Beneficiary protocols have been established as per Standard Operating Procedures recommended by the Government which includes registration, waiting area allocation along with patient education & awareness displays and post-vaccination observation, stated the release.
Speaking on the collaboration, Dr Harish Pillai, CEO- Aster India, Aster DM Healthcare, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Dr. Reddy’s Labs to administer the Sputnik V Vaccine, through its pilot program and are certain that it will further accelerate the overall vaccination drive. We look forward to building a strong partnership with Dr. Reddy’s across our network of hospitals to further strengthen our efforts in providing easy access and vaccinating the community.”
Commenting on joining hands with Aster DM Healthcare, M.V. Ramana, CEO – Branded Markets (India & Emerging Markets), Dr Reddy’s, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Aster DM Healthcare in Kochi and Kolhapur as we scale up our soft pilot launch of the Sputnik V vaccine in India to more cities ahead of its commercial launch. In the upcoming months, we hope to inoculate as many Indians as possible.”