You are here: Home » Current Affairs » Coronavirus » News
Over 189,000 trees cut for Bundelkhand expressway, reveals RTI
Centre gave freedom to farmers under new farm laws: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Business Standard

Preparations underway at coronavirus vaccine storage centre in Patna

Preparations are underway at vaccine storage centre in Patna's Nalanda Medical College and Hospital to handle and store Covid-19 vaccines

Topics
Coronavirus | Coronavirus Vaccine | Patna

ANI  General News 



Coronavirus, vaccine, covid, drugs, clinical trials
Representative image

Preparations are underway at vaccine storage centre in Patna's Nalanda Medical College and Hospital to handle and store COVID-19 vaccines.

"Around 35 lakh vials can be stored at the centre. This is a large storage centre. The vaccine when arrived will be stored in the walk-in coolers," said Dr Vinod Kr Singh, NMCH Superintendent.

"Vaccines will be transported to different districts from here. We already have a developed system here and we are further preparing for the storage of COVID-19 vaccine. All systems are operational beforehand," he added.

Various other states are also gearing up for the storage of COVID-19 vaccine on its arrival.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had said that India may begin vaccinating people against COVID-19 from January and the government's first priority has been safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

According to the Health Ministry, there are nine COVID-19 vaccine candidates in different phases of clinical trials in India -- six are under clinical trials and three in the pre-clinical phase.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Subscribe to Business Standard Premium

Exclusive Stories, Curated Newsletters, 26 years of Archives, E-paper, and more!

Insightful news, sharp views, newsletters, e-paper, and more! Unlock incisive commentary only on Business Standard.

Download the Business Standard App for latest Business News and Market News .

First Published: Wed, December 23 2020. 12:01 IST

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU