Federal prosecutors and a particular Senate committee are investigating the deal for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin shot, citing the truth that the federal government struck a speedy settlement when affords from Pfizer in 2020 at a cheaper price have been ignored on the time.
“We did not spend one cent on Covaxin. We did not obtain one dose of Covaxin. What kind of corruption is that this?” Bolsonaro stated.
The president pledged to take motion if any corruption was found in his authorities. Bolsonaro stated the worth for the Bharat vaccines was broadly in keeping with different international locations.
He stated the federal government’s place has at all times been to solely perform purchases of vaccines after they’re authorised to be used by federal well being authority Anvisa.
Covaxin has but to obtain approval for public use, though it has obtained permission to conduct a part 3 medical trial through a Brazilian accomplice firm.
On Wednesday, Bharat Biotech stated in an announcement that it’s but to supply vaccine provides to Brazil and that it has been constant and clear in its pricing with all governments.