State receives 46500 Covid-10 vaccine shots

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Agartala, Updated: January 13, 2021, 02:39:51 PM   

Agartala, Jan 13: The state, which has witnessed 386 Covid deaths till date, received the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine doses comprising 56,500 shots today, official sources confirmed here.
"The first consignment of 5 cartons of COVID-19 vaccine consisting of 6000 vials arrives at MBB Airport much to the delight of the people of Tripura. All formalities were completed before the flight's arrival for quick transport of vaccine directly from Aircraft", said Airports Authority of India (AAI), MBB Airport in a tweet today evening.
From the airports, the Covid vaccine doses were directly taken to the central storage facilities at Gurkhabasti and steps have been taken to transport to the district level facilities.
"All arrangements have been made for storage of Covid vaccine doses in the Health department's store at Gurkhabasti. From Gurkhabasti store, the doses will be taken to the vaccination centres via district level by tonight or tomorrow", sai an official of the Health department.
He said the 46,000 health workers including doctors would be provided Covid vaccine doses in the first phase and later safai karmachari, security personnel would be brought to the immunization programme. A total of 152 centres have been identified across the state to undertake the vaccination drive. Sources said, 10,000 doses have been given as part of meeting any contingency need.
"On January 16, Covid-19 vaccines would be given to the 46,000 frontline workers including doctors, nurses and other medical staff in 15 designated places. The entire vaccination programme will be monitored by the concerned District Magistrates DMs", he said.  


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