Serum Vaccines Out Ahead Of “World’s Most significant Vaccination Drive”: 10 Facts
9 flights are running from Pune with 56.5 lakh dosages to 13 places today.
- 3 trucks with Covishield vaccine presented of Serum’s Pune factory today
- 9 flights to provide 56.5 lakh dosages to 13 places
- The government has actually ordered 1.01 crore doses at 200 per dosage
Three trucks rolled out of Serum Institute of India’s Pune factory early this morning carrying the very first batches of its COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield, as India gets checks out for the launch of a campaign to offer shots to 1.3 billion people in what authorities call the ‘world’s most significant vaccination drive’. The first batches of Covishield vaccine will be delivered at 13 cities today. The government has said that 30 crore people – beginning with health employees and frontline employees like the authorities, civil defence personnel and sanitation workers – will be administered the vaccine in the first phase. Vaccinations are set up to begin on Saturday.
Early this morning, three temperature-controlled trucks rolled out of the Serum Institute gates carrying 478 boxes of the vaccines, each box weighing 32 kg. A “puja” was carried out, in addition to the standard breaking of coconuts, prior to the vehicles went out of the facility for the Pune airport.
” Civil aviation sector launches yet another momentous objective,” tweeted Air travel Minister Hardeep Singh Puri as the very first 2 flights operated by SpiceJet and GoAir removed with the vaccines to Delhi and Chennai.
9 flights are running from Pune with 56.5 lakh doses to 13 areas today. The vaccines will be delivered at Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Chandigarh, Mr Puri said.
The Delhi airport has actually made unique plans, including setting up a temperature-controlled facility, to handle circulation of the vaccines. The consignment will be loaded into 2 temperature-controlled trucks, which will provide it to a health center in Delhi and neighbouring Haryana.
In Gujarat, Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel carried out the coconut breaking routine as the very first consignment of 2.76 lakh dosages showed up. The state has actually selected 287 sites for the vaccination drive which starts on January 16.
Karnataka government stated it was committed to conducting the vaccination drive in a transparent way as the state got 7.95 lakh Covishield vaccines. The state federal government has already stated that about 16 lakh frontline workers in the state will be administered a vaccine versus COVID-19 in the first stage at 235 sites.
Neighbouring Tamil Nadu received around 5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine. Apart from Covishield, the southern state will get 20,00 0 vials of Covaxin vaccine which has actually been established by Bharat Biotech.
Assam will receive very first consignment of two lakh doses of Covishield vaccines today. The northeastern state will be getting both Covishield and Covaxin vaccines, sources in the federal government informed NDTV. Eight thousand medical staff will roll out phase 1 vaccination drive at the states 74 vaccination sites on January 16, they stated.
The government has actually bought 1.01 crore doses of Covishield and plans to purchase an overall of 5.60 crore doses by April, at 200 per dose. The Hindustan Lifecare Limited or HLL, a Central business, is the firm which will purchase the vaccines from both Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech.
2 vaccines– the Covishield developed by the Oxford University and pharma major AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin– got emergency situation usage approval from the Drug Controller of India previously this month. Both are two-dose vaccines, which will need to be administered at a 28- day gap.
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