Government junks claims of Covaxin approval due to political pressure

New Delhi, 17/11: The Union Health Ministry, on Thursday, termed media reports which claimed that regulatory approval for the Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin was rushed due to political pressure as “misleading” and “fallacious”.



It said scientific approach and prescribed norms were adhered to in approving Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use authorisation.


There have been media reports claiming that Bharat Biotech, manufacturer of the indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, “had to skip certain processes” and “speed” up clinical trials due to political pressure, the ministry said

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