LAST UPDATED: Jan. 12, 2021, 11:52 a.m.
New Delhi: The consignment of the coronavirus vaccine which has left for the different states of the country from the Serum Institute in Pune in Maharashtra has reached Delhi and Gujarat.
When the coronavirus vaccine reached Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Deputy CM Nitin Patel was present there.
With this, the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ reached the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. According to information received from sources, 50 thousand vials have been sent in the first batch. The Delhi Police has built a green corridor to take the COVID-19 vaccine from the airport to its proper location. In addition, a consignment of the coronavirus vaccine will be sent to Karnal in Haryana from here.
On the consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine, DIAL CEO said, “The temperature-controlled facility at our two cargo terminals ranges from -20 ° C to +25 ° C, which can efficiently and safely handle Covid-19 vaccines. Both terminals have a capacity to handle around 5.7 million vials a day.”
“The first batch of COVID19 vaccine reached Ahmedabad has 2.76 lakh doses, which will be given to Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar regions,” said Dr. Patel, Additional Director Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat. Coronavirus vaccination will start on January 16 at 287 session sites.”
Earlier, Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri said that today Air India, SpiceJet and Indigo Airlines will ferry 56.5 lakh doses from Pune to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Chandigarh.