New Dellhi: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF ) on Monday said that it took over the security of Bharat Biotech International Ltd, Shameerpet, Hyderabad, (Telangana), with sanctioned strength of 64 personnel.
The CISF move came after the security review of the Union Home Ministry which ordered to accord security cover by this Central Armed Police Force in a meeting held on June 8.
The induction ceremony was graced by the Bharat Biotech officials Dr Krishna Ella, Dr. Suchitra Ella and CISF IG Anjana Sinha, Ms Shyamala Dinavahi, DIG/South Zone-II. Other officers and personnel of CISF & Bharat Biotech International Ltd were present during the occasion.
This unit is headed by Inspector rank officer. With this induction, total units under CISF security cover has risen to 351 as on date.
Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) is an Indian biotechnology company engaged in drug discovery, drug development, and manufacture of vaccines including Covaxin, used in Covid 19, bio-therapeutics, pharmaceuticals and health care products.
BBIL is one of the first to develop vaccines for viral diseases like Chikungunya and Zika. It also produces vaccines for Japanese Encephalitis. It is the first fully indigenous manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccine called COVAXIN in India.
In the light of the increased threat perception to the biotechnuology company situated across the country, BBIL is inherently vulnerable to threats from anti-nationals & saboteurs. The CISF will provide round-the-clock armed security cover to the Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL), Hyderabad.
The biohazard of any accidental or sabotage related leakage of the material has the potential of a widespread disaster.