“Tomorrow we shall be receiving the primary consignment of Covid-19 vaccines from Pune. The vials shall be loaded from the Pune airport in the afternoon and can attain right here,” the official mentioned late on Monday evening. Health division officers initially reported that the primary consignment could have round 70-80 lakh vials of COVID-19 vaccines.
At the Bagbazar retailer, 5 walk-in-coolers (WICs) and 4 walk-in-freezers have been ready to retailer the vials, he added. Hoping that distribution of the vials to different districts could start shortly after it arrives, or on Wednesday, the official mentioned all “transportation has been organized”.
“Before the vials are dispatched to different districts, we could have to take down particulars, such because the batch quantity and different specs,” he mentioned. The central authorities had final week mentioned that the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive would start on January 16. Frontline staff shall be among the many first ones to obtain the dose.