COVID-19 vaccine transportation from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Worldwide Airport (CSMIA) commenced on Wednesday with price range provider GoAir airlifting 2,400 vials of Covishield to Goa.
The Wadia Group-owned no-frills airline has scheduled flights carrying vaccines to Lucknow, Cochin and Chandigarh as nicely, moreover Goa, throughout the day, a GoAir spokesperson informed PTI.
GoAir’s first flight carrying 2,400 vials (24,000 doses) of Covishield vaccine took off at 5.20 am and reached Goa at 6.30 am, the spokesperson stated.
An enormous pan-India inoculation drive towards COVID-19 was set in course of on Tuesday with greater than 56 lakh doses of the Covishield vaccine leaving Pune for 13 cities throughout the nation, 4 days earlier than the vaccinations are scheduled to start on January 16.
Covishield is developed by Oxford College and British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca and manufactured by Pune-based pharma agency Serum Institute of India (SII).
GoAir stated it is going to airlift a complete of 69,600 vials of the vaccine.
Mumbai airport, which is the “largest pharma hub”, is seeking to cater to at the least 16 locations within the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines, the personal airport operator had stated in a press release to PTI.