WHO for Sputnik-V: The evaluation process remains suspended

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THE World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday that the vaccine registration process Sputnik-V of Russia in its list of vaccines it approves for emergency use, has suspended pending some missing elements and legal proceedings, which, as the UN organization hopes, “will be settled soon enough”.

“We work with the Russian Ministry of Health on an almost daily basis to address the remaining issues that need to be met by the Russian Direct Investment Fund,” she said. Mariangela Simao, Assistant Director-General of the WHO responsible for access to medicines and health products.

Simao said that once an agreement was reached, the WHO would reopen the file and evaluate the data submitted, although it was “still incomplete“, And will continue the inspections of the production plant in Russia, as broadcast by ΑΠΕ ΜΠΕ.

“All the applications we have are dealt with same way“, She said, but did not specify when the registration process could be completed according to schedule.

The Russian Minister of Health Michael Mouraska had earlier this month stated that all obstacles to the registration of the vaccine with the WHO had been overcome and that only a few remained to be completed. bureaucratic procedures.

The head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which finances the production of the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine, Kirill Dmitriev, told reporters today that he hopes the vaccine will receive approval from the WHO by the end of 2021. “We have good communication with the WHO and we see that the process is progressing,” he added.

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