India is all set to kick-start the nationwide vaccination in less than a week from now, and the first batch of Oxford-Astrazena’s Covishield vaccine was dispatched from Pune today.
In addition to this, flights are ferrying covid-19 vaccine consignments all across the country. The first one reached the capital city this morning, and four airlines will operate 9 flights to transport more than 56 lakh doses of the vaccine to 13 cities across the country in the next few days.
While the spike in India has been recorded to the lowest this week, compared to the other parts of the world, the vaccination programme that is all set to roll is kind of a new hope for the public, in general.
The first to take the shots will be the caregivers, of course. And, the cost of vaccination for 3 crore people in the drive’s Phase 1 would be borne by the Central government, as briefed by the Prime Minister yesterday.