Karnataka to purchase vaccines directly from manufacturing firms: DCM

Karnataka to purchase vaccines directly from manufacturing firms: DCM

The state is currently under lockdown till June 7.

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The Karnataka government has decided to purchase vaccines directly from manufacturing companies as the two firms which had submitted bids in response to global tender have not submitted the requisite documents, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said on Monday.

“In response to the short term global tender floated on May 15, two distribution companies, one, the city-based (Bengaluru) and another Mumbai based, had submitted applications.But these had not annexed the required technical and supply ensuring documents.Also, there was no representation from these companies for the virtual meetings held,” Narayan said.

The process of communication has already begun directly with vaccine manufacturing companies, as the government is not in a po

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