With India’s COVID-19 inoculation power situation to initiate 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, per plenty of media reports.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, a Vistara flight transported four boxes of Covaxin from Rajiv Gandhi Global Airport in Hyderabad to Indira Gandhi Global Airport in Delhi. One other Vistara flight carried 16 boxes of Covishield from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Global Airport in Mumbai to Lal Bahadur Shastri Global Airport in Varanasi.
SpiceJet said it transported 3.5 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday from Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad to 11 cities in some unspecified time in the future of 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 including Bagdogra, Dehradun, Srinagar, Jammu, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Ranchi, Rajkot, Delhi and Bengaluru,” the airline said in an announcement.
From Mumbai, SpiceJet flights carried 74 boxes of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine to plenty of cities including 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 seven to Rajkot.
A SpiceJet flight carried a cargo of three boxes of Covaxin from Hyderabad to Bengaluru, while one other flight of the same carrier carried 34 boxes of Covishield from Pune to Delhi. The first consignment of Covishield reached Mumbai on Wednesday morning from Pune in a definite automobile of Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC).
The first consignment of Covidshield vaccine arrived on the Cochin world airport on Wednesday morning, with one other expected to reach Thiruvananthapuram world 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 Global Airport, per Indian Sing. Goa additionally purchased 23,500 doses of Covishield vaccine by a flight from Mumbai, while 56,500 doses of Covishield had been flown into Agartala.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said that round 35,000 doses of Covishield reached the Insist Vaccination Middle in Shillong. Meanwhile, the first consignment of three.23 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine reached Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur from Pune on Wednesday by an IndiGo flight, per PTI.
On Tuesday, the vials had been delivered thru 9 flights from four 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 sent to Delhi thru a SpiceJet flight, per a Hindustan Times file.
The coronavirus vaccine will be administered in some unspecified time in the future of 89 websites in Delhi, of which 36 are authorities hospitals and 53 are personal hospitals, said Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain. Three lakh healthcare staff and six lakh frontline staff including the police and civil defence personnel will be vaccinated within the first two rounds, followed by 42 lakh folk above the age of 50 and these below with comorbidities.
Kolkata was sent the most number of doses – 9,96,000 – thru a SpiceJet flight while Chandigarh purchased 2,28,000 doses by an Indigo flight. Chennai and Ahmedabad acquired 7,08,000 and 2,76,000 doses of the Oxford vaccine by GoAir and Air India flights respectively.
In Hyderabad, 3,72,000 doses of vaccines had been delivered in a SpiceJet flight while Vijaywada purchased 4,08,000 vials by 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 five assorted SpiceJet flights. Lucknow acquired 2,64,000 vaccine vials in a GoAir flight.
Karnataka health minister Dr Good enough Sudhakar said Karnakata has two vaccines storage services in Bengaluru and Belagavi, apart from five regional storage centres at Chitradurga, Kalburgi, Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru and Bagalakote. Meanwhile, Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma said the articulate expects to vaccinate round 4.5 lakh folk within the first segment of vaccination.
A vaccine consignment left for Mumbai on Tuesday evening, to be sent to 27 locations in some unspecified time in the future of the nation on Wednesday. The Centre said the complete vaccine vials – 1.1 crore of Covishield and 55 lakh of Covaxin – will be purchased by 14 January.
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said there are four Central Government Clinical Shops Depots at Chennai, Karnal, Kolkata and Mumbai to receive the Covaxin vials. Besides this, all states luxuriate in as a minimal one regional vaccine retailer. Uttar Pradesh has 9 stores, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat four, Kerala has three services, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Rajasthan luxuriate in two each and every, he said.
Whereas the Maharashtra authorities has trained 18,000 vaccinators and situation up 4,200 centres and 3,145 frigid chain programs, Rajasthan has known 1,800 vaccination session websites and more than 5,000 vaccinators for administering the vaccine.
The vaccination power will initiate on 16 January, all wherein priority will be given to round three crore healthcare and frontline staff. Following them will be these above 50 years of age and the below-50 population groups with co-morbidities, estimated to be round 27 crore.
Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin had been given a flow forward for restricted emergency expend by the Pills Controller Frequent of India (DCGI) closing week. In the first segment, the cost of vaccination for these 3 crore folk would be borne by the Central Government, High Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.
SII CEO Adar Poonawalla said the institute has offered the vaccine to the Central Government at a definite rate of Rs 200. He additionally said that after the SII gets the requisite permission, the vaccine will be made on hand within the non-public marketplace for Rs 1,000.
With inputs from PTI