Forward of 16 January COVID-19 inoculation drive, over 56 lakh doses of Covishield despatched to 13 cities
The vaccination drive will begin on 16 January, throughout which precedence will likely be given to round three crore healthcare and frontline employees
With India’s COVID-19 inoculation drive set to begin on Saturday (16 January), Pune’s Serum Institute of India dispatched over 56 lakh doses of the Oxford vaccine Covishield to 13 cities on Tuesday, in accordance with a number of media reviews.
In the meantime on Wednesday, a Vistara flight transported 4 packing containers of Covaxin from Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport in Hyderabad to Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport in Delhi. One other Vistara flight carried 16 packing containers of Covishield from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Worldwide Airport in Mumbai to Lal Bahadur Shastri Worldwide Airport in Varanasi.
SpiceJet mentioned it transported 3.5 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday from Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad to 11 cities throughout the nation. “On 13 January, 2021, SpiceJet shipped 111 packing containers of COVID-19 vaccine, weighing 3.5 tonnes from Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad to 11 cities together with Bagdogra, Dehradun, Srinagar, Jammu, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Ranchi, Rajkot, Delhi and Bengaluru,” the airline mentioned in an announcement.
From Mumbai, SpiceJet flights carried 74 packing containers of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine to numerous cities together with two to Bagdogra, 10 to Dehradun, seven to Srinagar, six to Jammu, six to Kanpur, 9 to Gorakhpur, 13 to Jabalpur, 14 to Ranchi and 7 to Rajkot.
A SpiceJet flight carried a cargo of three packing containers of Covaxin from Hyderabad to Bengaluru, whereas one other flight of the identical provider carried 34 packing containers of Covishield from Pune to Delhi. The primary consignment of Covishield reached Mumbai on Wednesday morning from Pune in a particular car of Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC).
The primary consignment of Covidshield vaccine arrived on the Cochin worldwide airport on Wednesday morning, with one other anticipated to achieve Thiruvananthapuram worldwide airport within the later hours. A day after receiving over 40,000 vials of Covishield, one other 20,000 doses reached Odisha’s Biju Patnaik Worldwide Airport, in accordance with Indian Categorical. Goa additionally obtained 23,500 doses of Covishield vaccine through a flight from Mumbai, whereas 56,500 doses of Covishield have been flown into Agartala.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma mentioned that round 35,000 doses of Covishield reached the State Vaccination Heart in Shillong. In the meantime, the primary consignment of three.23 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine reached Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur from Pune on Wednesday through an IndiGo flight, in accordance with PTI.
On Tuesday, the vials have been delivered by way of 9 flights from 4 airways to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Chandigarh.
The primary consignment of vaccines, carrying 2,64,000 doses, was despatched to Delhi by way of a SpiceJet flight, in accordance with a Hindustan Instances report.
The coronavirus vaccine will likely be administered throughout 89 websites in Delhi, of which 36 are authorities hospitals and 53 are non-public hospitals, mentioned Delhi well being minister Satyendar Jain. Three lakh healthcare employees and 6 lakh frontline employees together with the police and civil defence personnel will likely be vaccinated within the first two rounds, adopted by 42 lakh individuals above the age of fifty and people beneath with comorbidities.
Kolkata was despatched essentially the most variety of doses – 9,96,000 – by way of a SpiceJet flight whereas Chandigarh obtained 2,28,000 doses through an Indigo flight. Chennai and Ahmedabad acquired 7,08,000 and a couple of,76,000 doses of the Oxford vaccine through GoAir and Air India flights respectively.
In Hyderabad, 3,72,000 doses of vaccines have been delivered in a SpiceJet flight whereas Vijaywada obtained 4,08,000 vials through one other SpiceJet flight. Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Bengaluru and Patna acquired 3,72,000, 4,80,000, 2,76,000, 6,48,000 and 5,52,000 doses of vaccine respectively in on 5 completely different SpiceJet flights. Lucknow acquired 2,64,000 vaccine vials in a GoAir flight.
Karnataka well being minister Dr Ok Sudhakar mentioned Karnakata has two vaccines storage amenities in Bengaluru and Belagavi, in addition to 5 regional storage centres at Chitradurga, Kalburgi, Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru and Bagalakote. In the meantime, Rajasthan well being minister Raghu Sharma mentioned the state expects to vaccinate round 4.5 lakh individuals within the first part of vaccination.
A vaccine consignment left for Mumbai on Tuesday night, to be despatched to 27 locations throughout the nation on Wednesday. The Centre mentioned all of the vaccine vials – 1.1 crore of Covishield and 55 lakh of Covaxin – will likely be obtained by 14 January.
Union well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan mentioned there are 4 Central Authorities Medical Shops Depots at Chennai, Karnal, Kolkata and Mumbai to obtain the Covaxin vials. Moreover this, all states have at the least one regional vaccine retailer. Uttar Pradesh has 9 shops, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat 4, Kerala has three amenities, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Rajasthan have two every, he mentioned.
Whereas the Maharashtra authorities has skilled 18,000 vaccinators and arrange 4,200 centres and three,145 chilly chain methods, Rajasthan has recognized 1,800 vaccination session websites and greater than 5,000 vaccinators for administering the vaccine.
The vaccination drive will begin on 16 January, throughout which precedence will likely be given to round three crore healthcare and frontline employees. Following them will likely be these above 50 years of age and the under-50 inhabitants teams with co-morbidities, estimated to be round 27 crore.
Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin got a go forward for restricted emergency use by the Medication Controller Normal of India (DCGI) final week. Within the first part, the price of vaccination for these 3 crore individuals can be borne by the Central Authorities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Monday.
SII CEO Adar Poonawalla mentioned the institute has provided the vaccine to the Central Authorities at a particular value of Rs 200. He additionally mentioned that after the SII will get the requisite permission, the vaccine will likely be made obtainable within the non-public marketplace for Rs 1,000.
With inputs from PTI
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