Tuesday, January 12, 2021

GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo handles 1st Covid Vaccine shipment

Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) handled the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday. 
 The shipment arrived at the Cargo terminal by the Spicejet Freighter, SG-7466 at 1130 hours from Pune, a release here said. The Covishield vaccine consignment was handled as per the special protocol ensuring cool-chain integrity. 
 A dedicated Vaccine Task Force that has been formed, with a nodal person, to ensure a seamless and high priority movement of COVID- 19 vaccines handled the shipment at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad near here. The Vaccine consignment consisting of 31 boxes of 1 MT of Covishield vaccine were offloaded from the Aircraft parked in the adjoining dedicated cargo apron and swiftly taken to the vaccine storage and handling areas in the GHAC Terminal. 
 The Task Force ensured the quick movement of the vaccine through the domestic inbound section to the reefer truck bound for Consignee (State Govt Department). 
 Out of 41 mini-hubs planned across the country by the Government of India, Hyderabad has been notified as one of the designated distribution points for South India, the release said. 
 Speaking on the occasion, GMR Hyderabad International Airport CEO Pradeep Panicker said, “The GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo has been relentlessly working for timely and smooth supply of essentials and other relief material during the Covid times to various destinations. 
 GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) has a major role cut out in the entire value chain of vaccine shipments and is well equipped with the necessary infrastructure to handle 100’s of MT of vaccine cargo per day. The terminal offers one of India’s largest fleet of the modern temp-controlled Cool Containers viz. Cool Dolly, Envirotainer, VaQtec, etc. 
 12/01/21 UNI 
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