Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday acquired the Covishield vaccine at Bir Tikendrajit Worldwide Airport in Imphal, shortly after a airplane carrying 54,000 doses reached the northeastern state.
Mr Singh mentioned the primary section of vaccination for well being staff would start on January 16 together with the remainder of India.
A complete of 8,476 well being staff can be administered the photographs at 10 locations, together with the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), District Headquarters of Churachandpur, Senapati, Ukhrul, Chandel and Bishnupur, he instructed reporters.
At the present time marks a brand new daybreak as we acquired the primary consignment of 54,000 doses Covishield vaccine from SII,Pune. I be part of the nation in thanking Hon’ble PM Shri. @narendramodi and our sensible scientists for delivering the Covid vaccine in report time.Vaccination begins on 16 Jan. pic.twitter.com/ABK0EdIJwX
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) January 13, 2021
Mr Singh mentioned the state has 39,991 well being staff, who will obtain the vaccine at 246 devoted centres in phases.
India’s drive towards COVID-19 gathered momentum on Wednesday with comparable cargo arriving in airports throughout the nation.
Whereas the Serum Institute of India moved about 56 lakh doses of Covishield to 13 cities, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech mentioned it had efficiently transported the indigenous Covaxin, developed in collaboration with the ICMR and the Nationwide Institute of Virology, to 11 cities.
It mentioned it has donated 16.5 lakh doses to the Centre.