Defensor wants to buy 275K doses of Sputnik V vaccine
Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. said the Province of Iloilo is looking for Covid-19 vaccines available in the market so the provincial government could immediately buy them.
Last week, Iloilo sent Russia’s pharmaceutical firm Gamaleya Research Institute a letter of intent for some 275,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine.
Gamaleya, however, has yet to respond, said Defensor. (https://bit.ly/2QMyVVw)
Early this year, the governor signed a tripartite agreement with British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca and the National Task Force against Covid-19 to secure 270,000 doses of AZD1222 vaccine priced at $1,350,000.
The doses are expected to inoculate more or less 135,000 Ilonggos.