Coronavirus vaccines likely to arrive early next week in Delhi
New Delhi: Amid the preparations, the coronavirus vaccines are likely to arrive in Delhi by early next week. An elaborate arrangement has been made to execute robust vaccination drive in the national capital.
Delhi government is creating a massive storage facility at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH). The government has already informed the police ahead of the arrival of the vaccines.
As per an official, RGSSH can store around 50,000 vaccines in a temperature-controlled environment. He said, “We are making necessary preparations ahead of the vaccine's arrival in the city. 621 cold chain facilities have been set up.”
The vaccines are expected to arrive in the national capital by Tuesday. The vaccines will be stored at 2-8 degrees Celsius. The official said that one vial of the vaccine contains about 4.6 ml capacity and it has on average 8-10 doses.
The drug regulator of India has approved two vaccines so far. They have approved Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for emergency use in the city.
As per information, a total of 1,000 vaccination centres will be set up in the city. After registration for the vaccine, people would get an intimation SMS carrying details of location of the centre and the date of vaccination.