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Two hospitals in Delhi to start giving Sputnik V doses by end of this week

New Delhi: Two hospitals in Delhi will start administering the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V by the end of this week.

“Delhis Madhukar Rainbow Childrens Hospital will start administering Russia`s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V tentatively by June 20. The appointment slots can be booked via CoWIN portal,” hospital officials told .

They said the exact number of available doses can only be confirmed by the end of this week.

Sputnik V is also likely to be available to people at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi by the end of this week.

The vaccine was administered to employees of Dr Reddy`s Lab at the hospital on Sunday, sources said.

Sources said 1000 doses of Sputnik V reached the Apollo Hospital and out of these 170 doses were administered to lab employees.

After Covishield and Covaxin, Sputnik V is the third vaccine to be approved by the Government of India for use in the country.

The price per dose of Sputnik V at private hospitals has been capped at Rs 1,145.

Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy`s Laboratories has partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) for the rollout of the two-dose vaccine in India.