Airlifted from Mumbai, the vaccine vials were transported to the CMO office, under high security for safe storage
Kanpur received its first consignment of 'Covishield' vaccine on Wednesday, three days ahead of the pan-India COVID-19 inoculation drive. Reaching the city airport from the Mumbai International Airport, this batch of 64,000 doses was received by the Additional Director Medical Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday afternoon. From there on, the vials were transported to the CMO office at Ramdevi, under high security for safe storage.
Kanpur prepares for COVID-19 inoculation drive
The city of Kanpur has decided to immunise about 14,000 persons in the first phase of the COVID vaccination drive, launching on January 16. On this day, vaccine vials will be distributed from the storage units to the designated vaccine booths, stationed at 54 centres across the district, stated the CMO. As per orders, the information of vaccine beneficiaries has been uploaded on the CoWin mobile application, which has been tasked to prepare a database of the vaccine recipients.
According to the district vaccination roadmap, each of the 54 vaccine centres will immunise a maximum of 100 people, to achieve the goal of administering 5,400 shots on day 1 of the inoculation process. The Additional Director Medical Health and Family Welfare informed that 14 of these booths have been established within the urban limits and 10 in the rural areas. The remaining 30 have been stationed in the neighbouring small towns around Kanpur.
The AD also stated that healthcare workers who have been registered in the state's database until Tuesday midnight, will be the only people who shall be inoculated during the primary phase. He further added that certain centres in the city might cater to a load of less than a hundred people also.