COVID-19 vaccine: CMO Dimapur says Nagaland has ‘very good’ storage facilities

Consignments of the Covishied vaccine which arrived in Nagaland on January 14. (DIPR Photo)
Consignments of the Covishied vaccine which arrived in Nagaland on January 14. (DIPR Photo)

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 14 (MExN): The Chief Medical Officer of Dimapur, Dr Mereninla Senlem today stated that Nagaland State has very good storage facilities maintaining the required 2 to 8 degree Celsius storage temperature.

This was reported by the DIPR on Thursday evening. 

The CMO had earlier received the 26,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine which arrived in Dimapur airport at around 1:30pm on January 14. 

Briefing media persons from Dimapur Airport, the Dimapur CMO informed that the vaccination drive would start from January 16 in the State, covering health care workers in all the 9 districts during the 1st phase. 

"By tomorrow all the vaccines would be dispensed in all the districts and for Dimapur district, it will come down by this evening," she said. 

With reference to Dimapur district, she informed that the vaccination drive will be done from the district hospital Dimapur covering 100 health workers free of cost in the 1st phase. 

Highlighting on the status of storage facilities in Nagaland, the Cold Chain Operation Officer informed that the state was equipped with 1 walk-in cooler, 5 ice lined refrigerators and 3 deep freezers for storage of the vaccine activity.

It may be noted that the 1st phase of Covid vaccine doses will be administered to the health workers, followed by front line workers and the 3rd phase will cover people above 50 years and people with co-morbidities.