COVID-19 vaccine transportation from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Worldwide Airport (CSMIA) commenced on Wednesday with funds provider GoAir airlifting 2,400 vials of Covishield to Goa.
The Wadia Group-owned no-frills airline has scheduled flights carrying vaccines to Lucknow, Cochin and Chandigarh as properly, in addition to Goa, through the day, a GoAir spokesperson advised PTI.
GoAir’s first flight carrying 2,400 vials (24,000 doses) of Covishield vaccine took off at 5.20 am and reached Goa at 6.30 am, the spokesperson mentioned.
A large pan-India inoculation drive towards COVID-19 was set in course of on Tuesday with greater than 56 lakh doses of the Covishield vaccine leaving Pune for 13 cities throughout the nation, 4 days earlier than the vaccinations are scheduled to start on January 16.
Covishield is developed by Oxford College and British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca and manufactured by Pune-based pharma agency Serum Institute of India (SII).
GoAir mentioned it would airlift a complete of 69,600 vials of the vaccine.
Mumbai airport, which is the “largest pharma hub”, is trying to cater to at the very least 16 locations within the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines, the non-public airport operator had mentioned in a press release to PTI.
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