Gurugram gets over 85K doses of vaccine for 5 districts

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Gurugram, Jan 14 (IANS) The Gurugram health department on Thursday received 85,400 doses of Covid-19 vaccine for five districts, including Gurugram.

Gurugram civil surgeon Virender Yadav received the doses from Kurukshetra district in Haryana. Under the supervision of the civil surgeon, the vaccines were placed in a cold-chain centre in Pataudi. The health department will start the process of administering the vaccines on January 16.

From Gurugram, the vaccines will be supplied to the other districts, including Faridabad, Nuh, Rewari and Palwal.

Yadav informed that the vaccine consignment has been kept safely in cold chain points and the vaccination campaign will be carried out as per the instructions of the government from January 16.

“Out of the 85,400 doses, around 44,950 are for Gurugram district, 22,620 for Faridabad, 7,120 for Nuh, 5,090 for Palwal and 5,700 for Rewari. The vaccine doses will be delivered in these districts on Thursday night,” Yadav said.

The health officials said that more doses of Covaxin will come for three districts — 4,200 each for Gurugram and Faridabad and 3,000 doses for Palwal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the vaccination drive through a video conference on January 16. In Gurugram, the event will be telecast at a centre set up at the Government School for Girls in Wazirabad village.

Healthcare workers will be administered the vaccine first at six centres in Gurugram — Wazirabad Government Primary School, Government Primary School Daulatabad, The Medicity Hospital in Sector 39, UrbanPHC Choma village, SGT Medical College Gurugram and Primary Health Centre, Bhangrola.

Each site will administer vaccines to 100 persons. The information in this regard has already been uploaded on the CoWIN portal.