Saturday, May 08, 2021

Nine boxes of Covishield arrive from Mumbai at Goa International Airport

Panaji: The state received a fresh consignment of Covishield vaccines on Friday from Mumbai as part of fresh supply from the Centre to vaccinate those in the above 45 years age group. Nine boxes of Covishield arrived at Goa International Airport on a domestic flight and were promptly handed over to the directorate of health services.

The Union ministry of health and family welfare states that Goa has received 5.14 lakh doses with another 1 lakh doses in the pipeline. Of the 5.14 lakh doses received, Goa has administered 3.78 lakh doses and currently has 1.35 lakh doses in stock to continue vaccinating individuals.

“The Airports Authority of India continues to serve. Nine boxes of Covishield for Goa were received from Mumbai in the afternoon. Team Goa facilitated its quick movement and handed over to the health authorities swiftly,” said Goa airport director Gagan Malik.

Prior to this, 13 boxes of Covid vaccine were received from Chennai on April 18 and nine boxes from Mumbai on April 30.

08/05/21 Times of India

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