Kashmir receives 79K doses of Covid-19 vaccine


‘Will be administered to 60K health workers in Phase 1st: Director Health

Srinagar, Jan 13: Kashmir received 79,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine today. The vaccine which is called ‘Covishield’ is manufactured by Serum Institute of India for Astra-Zeneca.

   While divulging information about it, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Samir Matoo told news agency Kashmir News Trust that 79,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Valley today which will be administered to people in phase wise.

   He said it is a continuous process and more such vaccines will arrive in Valley in coming days.

  “In the first phase these vaccines will be administered to 60,000 Health workers. “The drive for administering the vaccine will start at Srinagar on 16 January,” he said.

  In response to a question, Dr Samir Matoo said that Covid affected patients will get this vaccine in phase 4.

  “There will be no shortage of these vaccines in Kashmir Valley. These will be administered to people even in far flung areas like Gurez, Machil, Keran, Tangdhar, Tulail,” he said.

  He said that Department of Health has already done ground work and mock drills in this regard.

  These vaccines have been kept at central storage site. (KNT)



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