Vaccine for Covid-19 reaches Mangaluru | Mangaluru News – Times of India


Truck carrying vaccines from Bengaluru reached regional storage facility in Mangaluru at 7am

MANGALURU: Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts have received 42,500 doses of Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII). The truck carrying vaccines from Bengaluru reached the regional storage facility in Mangaluru on Thursday at 7am, said Dr B V Rajesh, RCH Officer, Dakshina Kannada.
Dr Rajesh told TOI that 24,500 doses of vaccine will be given to beneficiaries from healthcare sector in Dakshina Kannada while 12,000 for those registered from the sector in Udupi and 6,000 for Chikkamagaluru district. “Vaccine will be sent to all centres in three districts immediately,” he said.
On January 16, we will start vaccination drives only at six centres in Dakshina Kannada district. As per the revised list, vaccination drive will begin at District Wenlock Hospital, Urban Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Surathkal, taluk hospitals of Bantwal, Puttur, Belthangady and Sullia in the district. On the launching day, we will inoculate 600 beneficiaries. This limitation is only for the launching day and more centres will be opened based on the directions of the central and state governments, he said.
While the district has 4,776 trained vaccinators including auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) and staff nurses, 647 will administer vaccines for healthcare workers government hospitals and 4,129 will serve for private hospitals, he said.

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