Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday acquired the Covishield vaccine at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport in Imphal, shortly after a aircraft carrying 54,000 doses reached the northeastern state.
Mr Singh stated the primary section of vaccination for well being employees would start on January 16 together with the remainder of India.
A complete of 8,476 well being employees will likely be administered the pictures 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 advised reporters.
This day 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 good 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 stated the state has 39,991 well being employees, 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.
While the Serum Institute of India moved about 56 lakh doses of Covishield to 13 cities, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech stated it had efficiently transported the indigenous Covaxin, developed in collaboration with the ICMR and the National Institute of Virology, to 11 cities.
It stated it has donated 16.5 lakh doses to the Centre.