Will return to India soon : Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India

Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India

London (UK) – Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla has said that he would return to India from London in a few days. Just a day earlier, he had complained of receiving death threats from some politicians in India over the Covishield vaccine. Covishield is being manufactured by the Serum Institute.

“Had an excellent meeting with all our partners & stakeholders in the UK. Meanwhile, pleased to state that Covishield’s production is in full swing in Pune. I look forward to reviewing operations upon my return in a few days,” Poonawalla said in a tweet.

Threats from many powerful people including CMs

If I speak the truth, I could be beheaded !

In an interview with London based news channel The Times, SII CEO Adar Poonawalla revealed that he had to leave India because of threats by rich, powerful people for Covid Vaccine. These people included CM, Chiefs of Industry Chambers and others. He said, ”All of them are demanding an immediate supply of vaccine. If I speak the truth, I may be beheaded. All of them think that they should get the vaccine first; however, receiving threats for it, is beyond my understanding. I have tremendous pressure in India regarding the vaccine supply. I did not expect such demands from the people.’