Twenty thousand doses of the coronavirus vaccine, Covaxin, made by Bharat Biotech have been stored at the Rajiv Gandhi Tremendous Speciality Hospital in Delhi, officers mentioned on Wednesday. The storage has been made forward of the vaccination rollout which goes to start from January 16 throughout India.
The primary batch of Oxford Covishield vaccine containing 2.64 lakh doses reached the Delhi’s central storage facility at RGSSH on Tuesday amid excessive security, officers earlier mentioned.
“We additionally acquired 20,000 doses of Bharat Biotech-made Covaxin yesterday. Each the vaccines are stored within the floor ground of the utility constructing on our premises, earmarked for the central storage in temperate-controlled atmosphere,” information company PTI quoted a senior official mentioned.
At RGSSH, a three-layer security cowl guards the stored vaccine, with about 15 new CCTV cameras just lately put in to maintain a round the clock eye on the ability.
“Every Covaxin vial has 20 doses, and now we have acquired 1,000 vials. Moreover, police, paramilitary personnel and our inner security staff guard the ability 24×7 in several shifts. These vaccines are price greater than valuable gold proper now,” PTI quoted the official mentioned.
The vaccination rollout will probably be kicked off from the LNJP Hospital on January 16 with a easy ceremony within the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Well being Minister Satyendar Jain, sources mentioned on Wednesday.
In the meantime, the Delhi Chief Minister”s Workplace tweeted on Wednesday, “Hon”ble CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal will chair a gathering on Thursday, January 14 at 11 AM to assessment the preparations made beneath the Delhi authorities”s COVID vaccination rollout plan”.
Additionally, the sources mentioned, the overall quantity of websites in Delhi the place COVID-19 vaccination rollout will probably be carried out on January 16 has been revised to 75 from 89 determined earlier by authorities.
The Delhi authorities is all set for the primary part of the immunisation train with healthcare employees being put within the entrance line to get the dose.
A senior official at the hospital mentioned 22 bins, every containing 1,200 vials of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, have been delivered to the ability on Tuesday afternoon. Every vial of 5 milliliters has 10 doses.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Sadarjung Hospital, LNJP Hospital, GTB Hospital, Apollo Hospitals and Max Hospital will probably be among the many vaccination centres.
India’s medication regulator has authorized Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use within the nation.
(With PTI inputs)