Tuesday, January 12, 2021

2 lakh Covid vaccine doses for Punjab arrive at Mohali airport

Ludhiana: The first consignment of Covid vaccine Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute of India, arrived in Punjab on Tuesday.

The first consignment contains 2.04 lakh doses.

The consignment arrived at the Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali around 1 pm. Airport CEO Ajay Bhardwaj confirmed the arrival.

Hussan Lal, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, told The Tribune that after receiving the vaccine at the airport, the state government would transport it under tight security in specially-fabricated vaccination vans to its state vaccine store in Sector 24, Chandigarh.

Lal said the vaccine would be dispatched to various districts across the state on Wednesday.

The district administrations will store the vaccine at their respective vaccine stores.

12/01/21 Nitin Jain/Tribune

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