Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has alleged that Bharat Biotech has refused to supply Covaxin doses to Delhi. The company, however, said it was "disheartening" that some states were complaining about its intentions. Addressing a press conference, Sisodia said that Delhi had asked for total 1.34 crore doses of two Covid vaccines - 67 lakhs each of Covaxin and Covishield. However, Bharat Biotech informed the Delhi government of its inability to supply the said doses as it is "making dispatches as per directives of concerned government officials". Sisodia claimed that it was obvious that Bharat Biotech was talking about central government officials.Bharat Biotech co-founder Suchitra Ella tweeted a counter.
Covaxin dispatched 10/5/21.18 states have been covered thou in smaller shipments. Quite disheartening to the teams to hear Some states complaining about our intentions. 50 of our employees are off work due to covid, yet we continue to work under pandemic lockdowns 24x7 for U ???????? pic.twitter.com/FmQl4vtqXC— suchitra ella (@SuchitraElla) May 11, 2021