Five dead in Serum Institute fire, CEO Adar Poonawalla assures “Vaccine safety & Production”

Serum fire
Credits: Zee news

Total five people killed in the massive fire outbursts in three upper floors of newly constructed six-storey building inside one of the campuses of Serum Institute of India (SII). Serum Institute of India, which stands out in the world for its global supplies of vaccines against the novel coronavirus. SII CEO Adar Poonawalla told The Indian Express that the fire has caused a lot of damage.

He also added by saying that the fire in the upper storeys of the building didn’t affected the production and distribution of Covishield, the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid19 vaccine that Serum Institute of India has been manufacturing under licence.

After a misfortune accident when five bodies were discovered, Adar Poonawalla said in a tweet assuring about vaccines, “I would like to reassure all governments and the public that there would be no loss of Covishield production due to multiple production buildings that I had kept in reserve to deal with such contingencies….”

Out of five bodies, two of them were from Uttar Pradesh, one from Bihar and rest two were local people. None of them were employees of Serum Institute of India.

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