India’s war against Corona has reached its turning point. The vaccination campaign is beginning in the country from 16 January, for which the Serum Institute of India has today sent the first batch of Oxford-Estrogena Covid-19 vaccine to the government. The government on Monday ordered the purchase of 1.1 crore doses of Kovid-19 vaccine ‘Kovishield’ from Oxford. On each vaccine GST Including the cost of 210 rupees. Today, on Tuesday morning, the first consignment of the Kovishield vaccine was dispatched from the production center of Serum Institute of India in Pune with complete security arrangements.
Three trucks laden with the vaccine left for the Pune airport in the security of police from the Manjari location of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune. Three trucks carrying vaccine doses were dispatched from Pune-based logistics firm Cool-X Cold Chain Serum Institute after offering prayers in other parts of the country. Under police protection, Kovishield reached the Pune airport from the production center of vaccine serum, from where it will now be delivered to locations across the country. The Maharashtra government has decided to provide police protection to trucks carrying vaccines to airports and state borders.
– ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2021
News agency ANI has also shared some photos and videos, in which the drivers of the trucks loaded with the vaccine are seen showing the victory sign. It can be seen in the pictures that when the consignment of the vaccine is about to leave, from the policemen present there, the other staff start clapping, all showing the Victory sign and then after the worship of the truck, the consignment is sent to the airport. is.
The first consignment of the vaccine has been dispatched from the facility of Serum Institute of India here. We have made elaborate security arrangements: Namrata Patil, DCP (Zone 5), Pune https://t.co/yuh7UPAGtd pic.twitter.com/fhPzln7jd7
– ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2021
Significantly, India has recently approved the manufacture of two vaccines for emergency use with restrictions in the country. These include a serum institute ‘Oxford Kovishield’ and Bharat Biotech’s ‘Kovaxin’. According to the Ministry of Health, a person should take two doses of the vaccine in 28 days to complete the vaccination schedule. Then two weeks after taking the second dose the protective level of the antibody usually develops.
Public Sector HLL Lifecare Limited, on behalf of the Union Ministry of Health, issued a supply order for the Serum Institute of India (SII) in the name of Additional Director Prakash Kumar Singh. Sources said that the dose of the Kovishield vaccine will be delivered via shipment to 60 locations from where it will be sent for further distribution. The government has ordered 55 lakh doses of Bharat Biotech, which costs Rs 162 crore. Official sources said that the government has committed to purchase 4.5 crore vaccines by April. This entire order will cost more than Rs 1100 crore.
Initially sent to 60 centers
Sources said that the doses of covishield vaccine would initially be sent to 60 wholesale centers from where they would be distributed to various vaccination centers across India. More than 2,54,500 doses of Kovishield are to be distributed at the Central Storage, Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Tahirpur, Delhi. ‘The Ministry of Health has designated HLL Lifecare Limited on 11 January as the procurement agency for the purchase of the vaccine. The Ministry of Health is the purchasing agency for this and LLL Lifecare Limited is the procurement agency.
Corona warriors of the front line will start
According to the Kovid-19 vaccine guidelines, vaccination will be first introduced to healthcare workers and frontline Corona warriors. After that the dose will be given to persons over 50 years of age. After this, a person under 50 years of age will get a dose in case of infection.
Immunization campaign starts from 16
Kovid-19 vaccination campaign will begin in the country from January 16, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described as the world’s largest vaccination campaign. In the beginning, priority will be given to three crore health workers and advance front personnel of the country.