Distributing vaccines around India will pose plenty of logistical headaches given the size of the country, its vast population and number of coronavirus cases, now at more than 10 million.
For its part, India’s busiest airport is “completely ready” to handle Covid-19 vaccines, according toDelhi International Airport Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, but there could be issues elsewhere considering more remote areas may not be equipped with sufficient equipment and containers. “One of the key challenges will be the availability of cold chain across India,” he said.
New Delhi’s airport —Indira Gandhi International — will be a main handling point and has facilities to store 2.7 million vials of vaccine at 2-to-8 degrees Celsius, as well as cooling chambers that can keep temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius, Jaipuriar said.
“Delhi Airport is already completely ready to distribute Covid vaccine.”
India’s @DelhiAirport is ready to facilitate #Covid19 vaccine distribution, with the capacity to stock about 2.7 million vials at temperatures as low as 35.6 F. More: https://trib.al/C2RfWGA
4:13 AM · Dec 29, 2020
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