The first consignment of Corona vaccine has reached the country’s capital Delhi. With this, the vaccination campaign will start across the country from Saturday 16 January. The Pune-based Serum Institute of India has started a vaccine supply in different parts of the country on Tuesday. Vaccine supply started in the early hours of Tuesday by special aircraft which reached Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at around 10 am. They will be kept in cold storage from now on and will be delivered to the vaccination center when the vaccination begins. Pune Zone-5 DCP Namrata Patil said that the first consignment has been dispatched amidst adequate security arrangements.
Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, ‘Today Air India, SpiceJet and Indigo Airlines with 56.5 lakhs dose from Pune to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bangalore, Lucknow and Chandigarh. Will operate 9 flights for.
Ajay Singh, President and Managing Director of SpiceJet said, ‘SpiceJet has delivered the first batch of the Covid vaccine in India today. The first batch of ‘Covishield’ had 34 cases weighing 1088 kg which were brought from Pune to Delhi.
The first batch was dispatched under tight security. The consignment of the Covishield vaccine in three trucks was transported to Pune International Airport. They will be delivered to various parts of the country from the airport. The work of vaccination in the country will start from Saturday 16 January. Sandeep Bhosle, MD, SB Logistics, the company responsible for dispatching the drug consignment, said that today, the Corona vaccine will be sent from Pune airport to 13 locations in the country by eight aircraft. The first aircraft has reached Delhi from Pune Airport.
Let us know that the airlift of ‘Covishield’ vaccine prepared at Serum Institute of India has been delayed. The first batch of the vaccine was to be airlifted on Thursday night.Serum Institute of India had dismissed rumors of delay in the process of transport due to any agreement with the central government regarding the price. CEO of Serum Institute, Adar Poonawala had said that there is no compromise or bargain about the price here. Some procedures were required to be followed before the vaccine dose was transported. Poonawala had said that the first 10 crore doses of Covishield would be given to the government at the rate of about 200 rupees per dose.