*State received its first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine of 6.48 lakh doses*
*Dr.Sudhakar visits storage facility in Bengaluru*
*Vaccine is completely safe and another consignment will be received soon: Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*
*Bengaluru, January 12, 2021*:
6.48 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine in 54 boxes has arrived in Bengaluru today, and they have been stored in storage facility near Anand Rao circle, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar
He was speaking to the media after inspecting the vaccine. 6.48 lakh doses packed in 54 boxes have been received in good condition and stored in a set temperature here. Tomorrow 1.40 lakh doses of vaccine will be received in Belagavi, said the Minister.
Congratulating PM Modi and CM B.S.Yediyurappa for the initiative Dr.Sudhakar said, local companies are manufacturing the vaccine for Rs.210 Rs. under Atmanirbhar Bharat. All health warriors who are relentlessly working in this fight against Covid-19 will get the vaccine in the first phase starting January 16th. Guidelines will be issued in this regard soon, he said.
More people will be vaccinated after 4 months as more number of vaccine would be manufactured by then. Staff are trained for safe handling and transportation of vaccines. There is no doubt about the efficiency of officials of health department. Everything is being carried out as per the rules. 2 lakh staff have been trained to administer vaccine, said the Minister.