As India prepares to roll out the two approved vaccines to its citizens, the Indian Air Force is all set to be the carrier of the vaccine to the remotest parts of the country
Bengaluru: As India prepares to roll out the two approved vaccines to its citizens, the Indian Air Force is all set to be the carrier of the vaccine to the remotest parts of the country.
It is planning to use C-130J and Antonov-32 cargo planes for the purpose.
As reported by India Today, specialised containers have been prepared by the vaccine manufacturers and suppliers to keep the vaccines at the desired temperatures during transportation of the vaccine for 24 hours, quoting top government officials.
Military airfields, exclusive landing sites will all be used by the IAF to ensure the last person standing in the queue in places like Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh would get the vaccine.
India Today added officials as saying that the major part of transportation by air will be done by commercial airliners. The Air Force will also be providing landing facilities to commercial airliners at the military airfields where commercial planes don’t operate, the officials stated.
A few days ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the nation and thanked the scientific and healthcare community after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) officially approved Oxford-AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use.
Hailing the approval given to two coronavirus vaccines as a "decisive turning point" in the spirited fight against the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this will accelerate the process for India to become a COVID-free nation.
Further, in a series of tweets, PM Modi pointed out that the approval given for the two vaccines Made in India will make every Indian proud and highlighted that it showed the eagerness of the scientific community in India to fulfil the dream of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
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Last Updated Jan 7, 2021, 5:58 PM IST