New Delhi: Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech’s chairman Krishna Ella has recently been granted ‘Y’ category armed protection by the central government. Officials gave this information on Tuesday. He is also the founder of a Hyderabad-based biotechnology company that is producing the Covaccine vaccine, approved by India for vaccination against Kovid-19.
In addition, the company is also engaged in drug discovery, drug development, manufacturing of various other vaccines, biotherapeutics, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. Officials said that Ella was given the security of armed commandos of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sometime back.
Bharat Biotech chairman Krishna Ella was recently provided “Y” category armed security cover by Union government, officials say.
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Ella has been given this protection in view of her current role in leading the production of life-saving vaccines and other medical goods. He said whenever he travels to any part of the country, he will be accompanied by about two-three commandos under ‘Y’ category central security.
The premises of Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) located in Shameerpet area of Telangana capital Hyderabad was recently given an armed security by the same paramilitary force after approval by the Union Home Ministry.
Let us inform that earlier, Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), the country’s largest pharmaceutical company based in Pune, was given Y category security. This security was given to him in the country.
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