Manipal Hospitals, Vijayawada, started administering Sputnik V vaccine as part of its COVID-19 vaccination drive.
The high antibody levels after a single Sputnik V dose in naive participants suggest a benefit of delaying second dose administration to increase the number of people vaccinated.
'The first batch of Sputnik vaccine is expected to be produced at SII's facilities in September,' RDIF said in a statement.
The parties intend to produce over 300 million doses of the vaccine in India per year, RDIF said in a statement.
In a tweet on Monday night, the city-based drug maker said it will strengthen the commercial rollout of Sputnik V in the coming weeks.
In total, agreements with partners in India provide for the production of more than 850 million doses of Sputnik V per year, the statement said.
In a statement on Thursday, the private hospital informed that it has started administering the Russian vaccine to the public in a staged manner.
Many youngsters prefer Covishield over others because it is recognised by many other countries where students are pursuing higher studies.
During an annual call-in show taking pore-screened questions, Putin voiced hope the immunisation drive could help avoid a nationwide lockdown.
Both the sons of RJD national president Lalu Prasad took their Sputnik shots at the Medanta hospital in Patna.
In an affidavit filed in the SC, the Centre had said that 10 crore doses of the Sputnik vaccine will be produced locally and available by the year-end.
As per the protocol, the beneficiaries will have to take two doses of Sputnik V in a gap of 21 days.
Fortis Healthcare, which had said that it would make Sputnik V available at its Gurgaon and Mohali hospitals, has also not started administering the Russian vaccine to people so far.
Pharmstandard-UfaVITA, the firm that fills the vaccine (Gam COVID-Vac), said it has addressed all the issues raised by the WHO inspection team within 48 hours.
According to an official of Madhukar Rainbow Children's Hospital, there is a delay on the part of the suppliers.