20 boxes of COVID-19 vaccine reach Assam
The Spicejet freighter ferried over 730 kg of cargoAirports Authority of India

20 boxes of COVID-19 vaccine reach Assam

A total of 20 boxes with around 2,40,000 doses was delivered at Guwahati Airport from Pune at around 5 pm

Guwahati: The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for Assam and Meghalaya arrived at the Guwahati airport on Tuesday evening.

A total of 20 boxes, with close to 2,40,000 doses, was delivered at Guwahati Airport out of which 17 are for the state of Assam, and 3 are for Meghalaya. Each box has 12,000 doses of vaccine. It was delivered via SpiceJet flight no. SG 7715 arrived from Pune via Kolkata and departed for Hyderabad. These boxes were handed over to the respective state health department for further distribution.

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M Suresh, Regional Executive Director, AAI, North-East Region said, "We are very much equipped to transport COVID vaccine to different parts of the North East Region. The LGBI Airport has been marked as the nodal point of distribution of vaccine for the region, and we will fully cooperate with all the agencies in timely distribution of the vaccine through air cargo."

The cargo wing at Guwahati has readied up its infrastructure, with marked pickup points for effective and smooth consignment flow, he added.

The cargo complex at Guwahati Airport has made all possible arrangements for smooth dispersal of vaccine for its destination. Cold storage, dedicated pickup points, help desk, exchange points, entry-exit and sanitisation area are some of them.

The first phase of COVID-19 vaccination will start across the country on January 16.

Along with the rest of the country, Northeast had successfully carried out the COVID-19 dry run.

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