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Fighting Covid: States crank up their cold chains; apprise Centre of needs

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said Karnataka has around 2,855 cold chain points for storage and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine

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Vinay UmarjiIshita Ayan DuttSamreen AhmadSohini Das Ahmedabad/Kolkata/Bengaluru/ Mumbai
The states are preparing plans for cold chain management, last-mile delivery and lists of frontline workers who will be vaccinated first. This follows a discussion with the Prime Minister on vaccine distribution earlier this week.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said Karnataka has around 2,855 cold chain points for storage and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. He is proposing three new regional vaccine stores in Bengaluru Urban, Shivamogga and Bellary to boost the supply chain network. 

“These three regional stores will also require additional walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers,” said Karnataka Health & Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar. The state has 10

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First Published: Nov 30 2020 | 6:08 AM IST

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