First flight with SII’s COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi
The airline company likewise conducted numerous flights to different cities, transporting an overall of 4 million Covishield vaccine doses
The very first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines got here in Delhi on Tuesday morning from Pune aboard a SpiceJet flight. The consignment contained more than 2.6 lakh dosages.
The airline likewise conducted several flights to numerous cities, transferring an overall of 4 million Covishield vaccine doses on the first day of the delivery.
As many as 2.7 lakh doses were delivered to Guwahati, 9.96 lakh to Kolkata, 3.72 lakh to Hyderabad, 4.8 lakh to Bhubaneswar, 6.48 lakh dosages to Bengaluru, 5.5 lakh doses to Patna and 4 lakh doses to Vijayawada.
The airline’s cargo arm, SpiceXpress, can flying over 500 tonnes of freight per day, according to its statement.
Civil Air Travel Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said 4 airline companies will run 9 flights to transport 56.5 lakh dosages of COVID-19 vaccine from Pune to 13 cities throughout the country on Tuesday.
Vaccine movement has begun, he said on Twitter, including that first two flights run by “SpiceJet and GoAir from Pune to Delhi and Chennai have actually taken off”.
3 temperature-controlled trucks rolled out of the Serum Institute gates soon prior to 5 am and left for Pune airport, from where the vaccines will be flown across India.
A ‘puja’ was performed prior to the vehicles left the facility.
” I am pleased to share that SpiceJet has brought India’s very first consignment of COVID vaccine today. The very first consignment of Covishield consisting of 34 boxes and weighing 1,088 kg was brought from Pune to Delhi on SpiceJet flight 8937,” stated Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet.
Covishield is established by Oxford University and British-Swedish business AstraZeneca and manufactured by the SII.
The federal government on Monday placed firm orders in innovative commitments for over 6 crore doses of COVID vaccine from SII and Bharat Biotech for inoculating three crore health care and frontline workers in the very first phase of the vaccination drive scheduled to start from January 16, together which will cost Rs 1,300 crore.
The Pune airport tweeted on Monday morning that the “vaccine to eliminate the disease is being loaded onto the airplanes for distribution all over the nation now”.
” Today marks the start of a long and definitive stage in India’s battle versus the pandemic and SpiceJet is happy to help in the greatest vaccination drive in the history of mankind,” stated SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh.
” We will be bring several vaccine consignments to different Indian cities consisting of Guwahati, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Patna and Vijayawada through the day today. SpiceJet is completely committed and prepared to transfer the Covid vaccine both within and outside India,” Singh stated.
Connecting with chief ministers on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored the enormity of what he called as the world’s biggest vaccination workout, stating over 30 crore people will get the jabs in the next couple of months in India against only 2.5 crore people vaccinated so far in over 50 nations in around a month.
( With inputs from PTI)
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