Mumbai [Maharashtra]: The fire that broke out at the Serum Institute of India on Thursday evening might affect the production of BCG and Rota vaccines in future, informed the SII officials on Friday, a day after the incident.
The SII officials in a press statement mentioned that they have suffered severe financial losses because of the fire and this will impact the production of BCG and Rota vaccines in the future. The under-installation building at the Terminal 1 gate in the serum Institute caught fire yesterday had claimed the lives of 5 people.
The Maharashtra Health minister Rajesh Tope said that the initial fire was caused by the ongoing welding work at the site. Later the day, SII announced a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the families of the deceased.