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By Halley Nongmaithem
The second batch of Covishield COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, arrived in Manipur on Wednesday.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Health Ministry for sending the second batch of vaccines and by saying, “thanks to Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi Ji and Union Health Minister for taking care of Manipuri people.”
“Approximately 48,000 doses (4,800 vials) of COVISHIELD vaccines in four cartons arrived at Imphal Airport on Wednesday. They were sent to the Walk-In Freezer at the Directorate of Family Welfare for storage under the required controlled temperatures,” Singh posted on Facebook.
Last week, Manipur had received 54,000 doses of Covishield along with the rest of the country.
The state kicked off the vaccination drive on January 16th.
Earlier this week, Singh said there were no untoward side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine administered to the health workers.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)