AstraZeneca now in ruckus after Covaccine in Brazil, charged with bribe of $1 per dose

After Covaccine, now the Brazilian government is getting surrounded by AstraZeneca’s vaccine. According to Brazilian media reports, there may also be irregularities in the purchase of AstraZeneca vaccine. According to the Folha de s Paulo newspaper, the Bolsonaro government asked for a bribe per dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Also Read Uproar over India’s purchase of Covaxin, Brazil’s President in trouble

A Brazilian newspaper claims a bribe of US$1 has been demanded for each dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. However, AstraZeneca has denied these claims. The company says that we do not work with any middlemen in Brazil, all agreements are directly through Fiocruz (Osvaldo Cruz Foundation) and the federal government. Also Read Pakistan surrounded by secret meeting with Israeli officials

According to reports, Dawati Medical Supply had requisitioned a portfolio for 400 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, with each dose costing US$3.5 million. Then the cost of a single dose became US$15.5. It is being claimed that a bribe of one dollar has been demanded for 400 million doses.

Covaccine deal has been suspended
Earlier, Brazil had suspended the deal made with Bharat Biotech for the vaccine. A lot of questions were being raised on this deal in Brazil, after which now this contract of $ 320 million was suspended. It is alleged that the Health Ministry had dealt with an expensive vaccine under pressure.

President Jair Bolsonaro was the target of everyone ever since there was talk of disturbances regarding this deal in Brazil. The parliamentary panel is also investigating about the management of Corona, in front of which this matter also arose. The question was also that Brazil had the option to buy Pfizer’s vaccine, but it bought an expensive vaccine from Bharat Biotech.

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