26 February 2021 06:45 pm
Kinno

Fire engulfs Serum’s under-construction building in Pune

- Posted on 21 January 2021

PUNE, JAN 21 : A major fire broke out in an under-construction building of the Serum Institute of India (SII)’s Manjari plant here on Thursday afternoon, officials said. There are no immediate reports of casualties.

Around 2 p.m., thick clouds of smoke could be seen billowing out of the structure in the SII complex at Manjari, said company sources.

At least 12 fire-tenders from Pune Fire Brigade rushed to the site and were battling the blaze, the cause of which is not clear.

The SII is currently under a global scanner as it has become one of the handful of pharmaceutical companies worldwide engaged in the manufacture of the Covid-19 vaccine, branded as Covishield, currently being administered to lakh of people in India.

 

SII officials said that Covishield vaccine is produced and stocked at its Hinjewadi manufacturing facility, which is located around 30 kms away from Manjari.

Read more

Punjabupdate is the free media platform established with a view to uphold what the fourth estate stands for without making any tall claims. Our practice so far has been to be non-conformist rather than flowing with the tide. We know this is not the easy path but then it has always been so. It is credibility and independence that are dear to us and epitomise our core values. We will question what is wrong and espouse what we feel is the right cause, at the same time fully conscious that both are relative terms but we will go by the interpretations are rooted in the collective consciousness of the people. At the same time, we will not stake any claim to be moralists as that can the most difficult test to pass and we admit it.
Copyright 2020 © punjabupdate.com
-->