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    Published On : Wed, Jan 13th, 2021
    National News / News 2 | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Maharashtra receives 9.63 lakh Covishield doses

    The Maharashtra government has received 9.63 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine from Serum Institute of India, health minister Rajesh Tope said.

    Healthcare workers, government employees, private health institutions, Asha, Anganwadi workers to be the priority in the vaccination drive, which is slated to begin from 16 January across the country, the minister said.

    Mumbai, the state capital, will have the highest number of 72 centres while Pune district will have 55 centres, an official release said as first consignments of vaccine left SII in Pune earlier in the day.

    The government has compiled a database of 7.84 lakh health workers who will be vaccinated in the first phase.

    A minimum of 100 people will be vaccinated against COVID-19 at a single centre which will have a team of five who will verify the SMS sent to the person to be inoculated, her or his identity and administer the vaccine.

    The first consignment of Covishield vaccines left for Delhi on Tuesday morning, four days ahead of the nationwide inoculation drive launch.

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