The vaccination drive will begin on 16 January, throughout which precedence will probably 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, based on a number of media stories.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, a Vistara flight transported four boxes of Covaxin from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Another Vistara flight carried 16 bins of Covishield from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai to Lal Bahadur Shastri International 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 boxes 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 bins 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 bins of Covaxin from Hyderabad to Bengaluru, whereas one other flight of the identical service carried 34 bins of Covishield from Pune to Delhi. The first consignment of Covishield reached Mumbai on Wednesday morning from Pune in a particular automobile of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The first 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 International Airport, based on Indian Express. 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 Center in Shillong. Meanwhile, the primary consignment of three.23 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine reached Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur from Pune on Wednesday through an IndiGo flight, based on 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 first consignment of vaccines, carrying 2,64,000 doses, was despatched to Delhi by way of a SpiceJet flight, based on a Hindustan Times report.
The coronavirus vaccine will probably be administered throughout 89 websites in Delhi, of which 36 are authorities hospitals and 53 are personal hospitals, mentioned Delhi well being minister Satyendar Jain. Three lakh healthcare employees and six lakh frontline workers together with the police and civil defence personnel will probably be vaccinated within the first two rounds, adopted by 42 lakh individuals above the age of 50 and people beneath with comorbidities.
Kolkata was despatched probably 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 pair 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 services in Bengaluru and Belagavi, in addition to 5 regional storage centres at Chitradurga, Kalburgi, Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru and Bagalakote. Meanwhile, 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 probably be obtained by 14 January.
Union well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan mentioned there are 4 Central Government Medical Stores Depots at Chennai, Karnal, Kolkata and Mumbai to obtain the Covaxin vials. Besides this, all states have at the very least one regional vaccine retailer. Uttar Pradesh has 9 shops, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat 4, Kerala has three services, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Rajasthan have two every, he mentioned.
While the Maharashtra authorities has educated 18,000 vaccinators and arrange 4,200 centres and 3,145 cold chain systems, 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 probably be given to round three crore healthcare and frontline employees. Following them will probably be these above 50 years of age and the under-50 population groups 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 Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) final week. In the primary part, the price of vaccination for these Three crore individuals could be borne by the Central Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Monday.
SII CEO Adar Poonawalla mentioned the institute has supplied the vaccine to the Central Government at a particular value of Rs 200. He additionally mentioned that when the SII will get the requisite permission, the vaccine will probably be made out there within the personal marketplace for Rs 1,000.
With inputs from PTI