Serum Institute of India’s CEO Adar Poonawalla is the only official spokesperson of the company, the world’s largest vaccine maker has clarified after its executive director Suresh Jadhav was found to be a little critical of the government’s vaccination drive. Speaking at an online health summit, Jadhav said the government began vaccinating people from multiple age groups without taking into account the availability of stocks. He also said that the government did not consider WHO guidelines, as reported by news agency PTI.
Serum Institute has made it clear that this is not the view of the company. “On behalf of our CEO Adar C Poonawalla, I want to inform you that this statement is not issued on behalf of Serum Institute of India Private Limited and the Company completely dissociates itself from this statement. It is reiterated that this is not the view of the company at all,” Prakash Kumar Singh, director of government and regulatory affairs at Serum wrote in a letter to the health ministry, PTI reported.
It also mentioned that Adar Poonawalla is the only official spokesperson of the company.
“Serum is committed to maximise its Covishield production and it stands shoulder-to-shoulder to strengthen the government’s fight against Covid-19,” the letter said. ( HT )