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Jan 14, 2021

First consignment of indigenous COVID vaccine for UT Ladakh arrives in Leh

The first consignment of indigenous COVID vaccine for UT Ladakh arrived in Leh today for the vaccination of First Phase of COVID vaccination. Under the First Phase, Ladakh received 11,500 doses of Covishield. Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and UT Medical Director Dr Phunsog Angchuk have received it at the Khushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport, Leh. AIR correspondent reports that there was jubilation at the airport as well as at the Chief Medical Officer's Office where the vaccine was stored before distribution on 16th January as part of National Priority programme.
Ladakh received the COVID vaccine from Pune's Serum Institute of India. Under the First Phase, 10,890 health workers of Central and State Government health care workers and Armed Forces health care workers.
The 7,230 doses of vaccines were allotted in Leh district which is also included 3,820 doses for Armed Forces health care workers posted at Leh,
while in Kargil, 3,660 doses have been allotted in this phase. Member of Parliament Jamyang Tsering Namgail has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying it is indigeneous vaccine and it is one of the steps towards acheiving the vision of Prime Minister for made in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat.

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