Shillong, Jan 12: Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War on Tuesday informed that the state has received 35000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. War informed that the vaccines are being stored at the Central Vaccine Store, Pasteur Institute.
Earlier on Tuesday morning the vaccines were airlifted from the Pune International Airport to 13 locations in the country including Shillong.
The vaccination drive is set to roll out on January 16 all over the country. Dr. War said that in the first phase 16000 health care workers from nine districts of the State will be vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma Tweeted ahead of the important vaccination drive and said arrangements are on for January 16.
“In today’s meeting with DCs and Health Department discussed the COVID vaccine preparatory arrangements in Meghalaya for phase I of the vaccination drive that would commence nationwide from January 16,” Sangma tweeted.
First shipments of #COVID19 Vaccine touch down at Guwahati Airport today. #Meghalaya will roll-out the #COVIDVaccination drive from 16th Jan 2021 using #CovishieldVaccine for Phase I. Gratitude to Hon'ble PM @narendramodi Ji & Hon'ble Health Minister @drharshvardhan Ji pic.twitter.com/g3rKl4YX76
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) January 12, 2021
According to Dr. War the health workers will be vaccinated in 11 sites spread across nine districts of Meghalaya. In East Khasi Hills the vaccination drive will be conducted in North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences and Mawphlang CHC.