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State News

Jan 14, 2021
7:54AM

First batch of Covid-vaccine arrives in Chhattisgarh

AIR PIC
The first batch of Covid-vaccine arrived in Chhattisgarh yesterday. AIR correspondent reports, the process of transporting this vaccine to various districts of the state has started. About three lakh 23 thousand doses of Covid-Vaccine Covishield have arrived in Chhattisgarh as first shipment yesterday.
 
Raipur Mayor Ezaz Dhebar and officials of Health department welcomed the vaccines in a traditional way with garlands and puja at the airport. These vaccines were taken from the airport to the state level cold storage facility from where it was sent to various districts of Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg division yesterday itself.
 
Today, vaccine stock will be sent to the districts of Surguja and Bastar divisions. In the first phase in Chhattisgarh, about 2 lakh 67 thousand health workers will be vaccinated. For this, 99 vaccination centers have been set up across the state. These vaccination centers have been set up in some primary health centers, community health centers and private hospitals besides medical colleges and district hospitals in the state.
 
All the preparations for Covid vaccination in the state have been completed as per the Central Government guidelines. Meanwhile, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences - AIIMS , Raipur Dr. Nitin M. Nagerkar said that no one has to worry about the Covid-vaccine, since this vaccine has been developed by the best scientists in the country and it is completely safe.

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