Pune airport to fly out 20mn Covishield doses from Thursday

  • | Thursday | 7th January, 2021

Twenty million doses of the Covishield vaccine, manufactured by the city-based Serum Institute of India, would be despatched from the Pune airport to various centres in the country over the next three days, starting Thursday.

Twenty million doses of the Covishield vaccine, manufactured by the city-based Serum Institute of India, would be despatched from the Pune airport to various centres in the country over the next three days, starting Thursday.

Initially, the vaccine transportation will happen in scheduled aircraft. This arrangement will continue for the next three days. The aircraft transporting the vaccine will be given preference over other aircraft.

As the vaccine transportation begins, shifting of the existing cargo hold area of the airport to a 2.5-acre area belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) remains in abeyance.

Airports Authority of India Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited (AAICLAS) will monitor vaccine transport across 41 airports, with Pune as the centre point.



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