Bhubaneswar: Forward of the third section of Covid vaccination programme from Could 1, the Odisha authorities positioned orders for procurement of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines from the producers.
The Authorities of India had earlier allowed States and personal hospitals to obtain Covid vaccines instantly from the producers as much as 50% of the vaccine output.
In the present day, Further Chief Secretary of Well being and Household Welfare division PK Mohapatra in a letter to the Chairman and Managing Director of Serum Institute of India (SII) proposed the corporate to obtain 377 lakh doses of Covishield on the fee mounted by the vaccine producer.
He additionally wrote to the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech proposing to obtain 10.34 lakh doses of Covaxin on the fee to be mounted by the corporate.
For the procurement of the 2 Covid vaccines, the Odisha State Medical Company Restricted (OSMCL), Bhubaneswar would be the nodal company. The letter additional acknowledged the Managing Director of OSMCL, Bhubaneswar would be the nodal officer of the procurement course of for the State.
In the present day night, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik introduced the State authorities will present Covid vaccine to the individuals inside the age bracket of 18-44 years freed from price.
The State authorities will shell out round Rs 2,000 crore for vaccination of the individuals in age group of 18-44 years.