Chandigarh, 12 January 2021 - The first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine arrived today at Chandigarh Airport from Pune Airport via Indigo Flight 6E 6515. The flight arrived at Chandigarh Airport at 1245 pm carrying 19 Boxes of vaccine out of which 18 were handed over to Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, whereas one was received by GMSH 16 Chandigarh. Each box contains approximately 12,000 doses.
The movement of vaccines was handled smoothly by CHIAL, Indigo, CISF, State Police and State Heath authorities. All the laid down protocols for handling the vaccine movement were followed. Senior officials of CHIAL, Indigo and CISF were present alongwith state authorities to handle the critical movement. After receiving the vaccines, the three vehicles of the state health authorities moved out with police vehicle escort.