Preparations for India's vaccination campaign against Kovid-19 gained momentum on Wednesday. Vaccines were delivered to various airports across the country from where they were sent to smaller cities.
The vaccination campaign is going to start from January 16 across the country
From Jammu and Kashmir to Kerala and from Assam to Goa, the dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine was delivered carefully and at a fast pace in every corner of the country. The day before, the first consignment of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Kovishield vaccine was released from the Serum Institute of India (SII) manufacturing center in Pune.
According to sources, out of the 1.1 crore doses of Kovishield vaccine purchased by the government, 95 percent have been delivered to about 60 places across the country in two days. The Center placed an order for 55 lakh doses of indigenously developed vaccine by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, with the first batch of 2.4 lakh doses being sent to 12 states.
Official sources said that the vaccine consignments were sent to Ganavaram (Andhra Pradesh), Guwahati, Patna, Delhi, Kurukshetra, Bengaluru, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai, and Lucknow.
The Health Ministry said that the vaccines have been allocated to the states in proportion to the database of their health workers. With the nationwide vaccination campaign scheduled to begin on Saturday, the states have started strengthening their plans as they begin reaching the destinations of the vaccine vial. They are also finalizing the details of the equipment. Huh.
The vaccination campaign will start at 89 centers in Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that if the central government fails to provide the coronavirus vaccine free of cost to the people, the Delhi government will provide it free of cost to the residents of the national capital.
Kejriwal said that he has already appealed to the central government because there are many people who cannot buy vaccines. According to the National Priority List, vaccines will be introduced first to health workers and advance front personnel. Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, and Union Territories of Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir received their first consignment of vaccines on Wednesday, while Maharashtra and West Bengal have started transporting vaccines to various districts.
At the same time, a special vehicle carrying the Kovid-19 vaccine was also stuck on Wednesday after the people were protesting against the new agriculture law in the Purba Bardhaman district of West Bengal, led by the state minister Siddikullah Chaudhary. Gone. Sources gave this information.
Purba Bardhaman Superintendent of Police Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay said that the van carrying the vaccine had to be sent five kilometers further through the village due to the jam due to the demonstration in the glassy area on the highway connecting Kolkata to New Delhi.
He said that the delay in the movement of the vehicle was as much as the time is taken to cover a distance of five kilometers through the village. Unofficial sources, however, claimed that the vehicle could be brought back to the national highway after being transported for about 20 km through the village route. The West Bengal Police car was providing security to the van. Vaccines from the van were to be supplied to Bankura and Purulia.
Sources said that this van, which left from the vaccine center of the state government in Kolkata, supplied 31,500 vaccines to the health office of Purba Bardhaman district and then proceeded on a further journey to supply life-saving medicine in Bankura and Purulia but the police Despite the green corridor created to ensure quick and easy access to the drug, it had to be stopped from disrupting the protesters' path at around 10 am.
Chaudhary said that he was not aware of the arrival of the vaccine's vehicle and by the time he came to know about it, the route of the vehicle had been changed. The first consignment of vaccines for the Kovid-19 vaccination campaign in Madhya Pradesh reached the Raja Bhoj Aircraft Floor (Airport) in Bhopal on Wednesday. An official gave this information.
An official of Madhya Pradesh Public Relations Department said that the first consignment of 94 thousand Kovid-19 vaccines for Madhya Pradesh was brought here through a scheduled flight from Mumbai at around 11 am on Wednesday. After this, these vaccines were taken to the State Vaccine Center, where Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang inspected the arrangements, the official said.
The official said that these vaccines will be sent from Bhopal to the eight districts of the division under the supervision of the officers. Officials said that about five lakh people will be vaccinated in Madhya Pradesh in the first phase of vaccination starting from January 16.
Kovishield vaccine's first batch arrived in Kerala too
In Kerala too, the first batch of the Kovishield vaccine arrived on Wednesday morning. Official sources said that the first consignment of the Kovishield vaccine from SII based in Pune reached Cochin International Airport. He said that the Go Air flight carrying vaccines for Ernakulam and Kozhikode landed at the airport at 10.35 am.
Sources in the National Health Mission (NHM) said that out of 4.33 lakh doses of vaccines, 1,100 months would be sent, which is an area in Puducherry and is located between Kozhikode and Kannur districts. The vaccine will be stored at regional vaccine centers in Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kozhikode, from where it will be distributed to 133 centers across the state.