Pune: Major fire reported at new unit of Serum Institute of India

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Pune: The Fire Brigade department received a call about a major fire incident at the new unit of Serum Institute of India (SII) at Manjari area near Hadapsar.

Four fire tenders have been dispatched to bring the fire under control and douse it. The unit which has caught fire is located at a distance from the main unit of the vaccine producing company.

Serum Institute of India is producing the COVISHIELD vaccine for COVID19 disease. The company is producing around 10 million doses of COVISHIELD per month for India as well as other countries in the world.

Serum Institute is the largest vaccine producer company in the world with production of as many as 70 per cent of total vaccines produced in the world.

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