Udayavni Special

Karnataka receives first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines


Team Udayavani, Jan 12, 2021, 1:25 PM IST

 

Bengaluru: The first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived here on Tuesday, and the Karnataka government said it was committed to conducting the vaccination drive in a transparent way.

According to official sources, the flight carrying the vaccines landed at the Kempegowda international airport here.

Earlier in the day, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said 7.95 lakh Covishield vaccines were arriving.

‘… 7,95,000 vials of Covishield vaccine are arriving in the first consignment at around 11:45 this morning.. the arrival of the remaining of the total 13,9000 vails that the state will get, will be known in the later stages,’ he said.

Speaking to reporters here, he said it will be stored at the state vaccine stores in the city.

‘The state government will conduct the vaccination drive- whether it is storage, supply or administering as per guidelines- will be held in a transparent way, as directed by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa,’ he added.

The state government has already said that about 16 lakh frontline workers in the state will be administered a vaccine against COVID-19 in the first phase at 235 sites.

Noting that the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Covishield and the Centre has purchased 1.1 crore doses, Sudhakar claimed that there was no other country in the world that has fixed the price of the vaccine at such low rates.

‘It has been procured at Rs 210 per dose including GST from the Serum institute, Pune. The total cost is Rs 231 crore,’ he said.

The central government will be vaccinating about 3 crore people in the country in the first phase for free of cost.

Observing that one vial contains 5 ml and it will be 0.5 ml per dose, Sudhakar said 10 people can be administered in each vial of vaccine.

’28 days after taking the first dose, a second dose should be taken. The vaccine will help in developing immunogenicity. The vaccine is completely safe and there is no need for anyone to worry or fear,’ he said The vaccination will be held as per protocols and guidelines issued.

‘If there are any side effects it will be recorded…

details of every person who takes a vaccine will be recorded, after getting the vaccine shot the person will have to be in the observation room.

If there is any side effect, there will be facilities to immediately treat them,’ the minister said adding that the vaccine has been safe during clinical trials.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Appeal to Modi govt that anti-agriculture laws be taken back immediately: Rahul

PM Modi may have 56-inch chest but has no heart for farmers: Siddu

IPL 2021: Auction to be held on February 18 in Chennai

SC declines interim protection from arrest to makers of web series Tandav, others

Farm laws have potential to raise farm income, social safety net needed: IMF’s Gita Gopinath

Sourav Ganguly hospitalised after complaining of chest pain

Skin to Skin contact: SC stays Bombay HC order acquitting man under POCSO


Related Articles More

PM Modi may have 56-inch chest but has no heart for farmers: Siddu

Declare Marathi-speaking K’taka-Maha border areas as UT: Uddhav

Rioters not Annadatas: Shobha on farmers protest

27K cigarette sticks seized at KIA, trio held

Sasikala released from prison after serving 4-year jail-term

MUST WATCH

Farmers across Country back Centre’s Farm Bills

KAMIL RAZA | Incredible Portrait Paintings by Artist from udupi

Deralakatte Ayyappa temple robbery case: Two arrested

Mangaluru: Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary hoists flag at D.K district Republic Day celebrations

Mithun Shetty Hebri | Banana Farming information Guide for Beginners

Latest Additions

Appeal to Modi govt that anti-agriculture laws be taken back immediately: Rahul

PM Modi may have 56-inch chest but has no heart for farmers: Siddu

Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruption

IPL 2021: Auction to be held on February 18 in Chennai

No link with Deep Sidhu, says BJP MP Sunny Deol

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.