India Delivers COVID-19 Shots For ‘World’s Biggest Vaccination Drive’ | Top Developments

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said four airlines will operate nine flights to transport 56.5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Pune to 13 cities across the country on Tuesday.

Indian airlines began distributing batches of COVID-19 vaccines across the country on Tuesday, getting ready to begin a campaign offering vaccinations to 1.3 billion people in what officials term the world’s largest vaccination drive.

Authorities aim to inoculate 300 million people at high risk within the next six to eight months. Vaccinations are expected to start on Saturday.

Second, 30 million health and other frontline staff will receive the vaccine, followed by around 270 million people over the age of 50 or considered to be at high risk.

Airlines were due to deliver 5.65 million vaccine doses to various cities on Tuesday, aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Twitter.

Today, Air India, SpiceJet, and IndiGo Airlines will operate 9 flights from Pune with 56.5 lakh doses to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow & Chandigarh, says Union Civil Aviation Min Hardeep S Puri

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Serum supplies some 11 million doses of shot to the government at Rs 200 ($2.72) per dose, a source said.

Speaking to ANI, Poonawalla said,” This is a historical moment. We’ve given a special price of Rs 200 for the first 100 million doses only to GoI on their request. After that, we’ll be selling it at Rs 1,000 in private markets.”

‘To Govt of India, we’ll still maintain a very reasonable price but it will be a little bit more than Rs 200 which is our cost price. So we decided not to make any profit, we wanted to support the nation & Govt of India for the first 100 million doses,” he further said.

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  • The first lot of COVID-19 vaccine vials to arrive in Kolkata on Tuesday

The first consignment of over 10.5 lakh vials of COVID-19 vaccines will be reaching Kolkata from Pune on Tuesday, a senior official of the state health department said. Arrangements have been made to ferry the consignment from the city airport to state-owned Central Family Welfare Stores at Bagbazar – the biggest depot for stockpiling vaccines in Bengal.

  • The first flight carrying COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ departed from Pune Airport to Delhi

SpiceJet has carried India’s first consignment of Covid vaccine today. The first consignment of ‘Covishield’ consisting of 34 boxes and weighing 1088 kg was carried from #Pune to #Delhi: Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet

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