AG seeks clarity on COVID vaccine agreement from India

2021-01-22 at 16:29

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has sought further clarification from the Director General of Health Services pertaining to the purchase agreement of COVID-19 vaccines from India.

Director General Dr. Asela Gunawardena yesterday confirmed that the documents were sent across to the Attorney General for legal approval.

Earlier today, State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Channa Jayasumana said the National Medicines Regulatory Authority has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in Sri Lanka.

He said this is the first instance of a COVID-19 vaccine having been approved in the country.

Jayasumana said the government hopes to make the vaccine widely available.