- Adar Poonawala, head of Serum Institute, will return to India soon
- He left the country after being troubled by the threats of big leaders.
- Poonawala has moved to London with his wife and children
- SII is a company producing Corona Vaccine Kovishield
Serum Institute of India (SII) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Adar Poonawalla said he would return to India from London in a few days. Poonawala spoke about the increased pressure on him to produce the anti-Kovid-19 vaccine to meet the increased demand due to the second alarming wave of India’s corona virus
Poonawala tweeted – India will return in a few days
Poonawala tweeted a tweet at midnight, “I had a wonderful meeting with all my partners and shareholders in the UK. In the meantime I’m happy to say that Kovishield’s production in Pune is going full steam. Returning in a few days.” I’m excited to review the work. ”
Threats received on phone
In his first remarks after being given government protection, Poonawalla said in a conversation with London newspaper The Times on Saturday that some of India’s most powerful people had spoken furiously over the phone to him on the demand for supply of the Kovishield vaccine. . CII is producing the Covid-19 vaccine of Oxford / AstraZeneca in India. He said that due to this pressure, he has come to London with his wife and children.
Government of India given protection to Poonawala
According to the Indian government officials, Poonawala was given protection in view of the possible dangers. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel will be under his protection anywhere in the country. These will have 4-5 commands. Poonawalla told the newspaper, “I am staying here (London) more than the scheduled time, because I don’t want to go back to that position. Everything has fallen on my shoulders, but I can’t do it alone … I don’t want to be in a situation where you’re just trying to do your job, and just because you can’t meet everyone’s needs, you can’t imagine what they’ll do in return. ”
He said, “The level of expectation and furiousness of the people is truly unprecedented. It is very high. Everyone feels that they should get vaccinated. They cannot understand why it should get another Koki before them.”