Much-awaited Covid vaccine Covishield reaches Mangaluru, Udupi

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi (MS)

Mangaluru/Udupi, Jan 14: The much-awaited Covid-19 vaccine reached Mangaluru on Thursday January 14.

Covishield vaccine, which arrived to the district of Dakshina Kannada on Thursday, January 14 was received by the officials and personnel of health department in the campus of Wenlock hospital in the city.

The Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, is kept in cold storage of ILR vaccine storage unit given new by the state government. The district received 24,500 doses in the first phase.



The center in Mangaluru will stock the vaccine that will be distributed in the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts. Respective deputy commissioners will collect the same from the center.

Covishield vaccine against coronavirus arrived in Udupi later. The vehicle carrying the vaccine was welcomed by beating Jagate by Subramanya Sherigar.

The vaccine reached the office of district health officer at 11.50 am. It was kept in the drug warehouse safely.

In the first phase 12,000 doses of vaccines are given. These were brought under police escort from the government drug stocking centre in Mangaluru.

Deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha speaking to media said that, “As proposed by the central and state government, we will get vaccines phase by phase. We have received 12,000 vaccines in the first phase. On the first day of vaccination on January 16, the vaccination programme will be conducted at six vaccination centres including government hospital Ajjarkad, GHC Karkala, and others for 600 beneficiaries which include doctors to group D cadre. There are 105 government and 797 private health centres in Udupi. There are a total 22,230 beneficiaries who have registered their names on the health department portal. There are 94 vaccine centres, 240 vaccine camps (sessions) and 132 vaccinators in the unit. Second list of beneficiaries is being processed. We have done all the necessary preparations in the health department. All beneficiaries are excited to receive the vaccine.”

CEO of ZP Dr Naveen Bhat, DMO Dr Sudhir Chandra Sooda, Covid Nodal officer Dr Prashanth and Dr Premanand were present.

The first phase of coronavirus vaccination will take place on January 16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the vaccination programme virtually throughout the country on January 16. This will be distributed to all the registered health personnel of government hospitals. In coming days, the vaccination will be given to rest of the health care professionals and corona warriors.






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  • Manojb, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    all middle east giving free vaccine . but Modi Je charging 200rs per vaccine ( Great Cut)

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    It's free only central govt bought it for 200 rs as sii is a private company

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    our leader is good in accounting / marketing that's why GST and other tax systems implemented, ring any bells ?

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  • Arman, Dubai

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    Good news btw.😊

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    My overseas friends, are perplexed !!

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    The first person to have visualized (under electron microscope) the Corona virus in the world in 1967 was a virologist named June Almeida ( your namesake).Read about her it is interesting, she was a school dropout who became a famous virologist.

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  • N S Bhat, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    When an Ayurvedic pharmacy/doctor attempts to treat a patient with a disease which has no proper madicine, the issue moves upto Supreme Court.

    But, it is ok to use a medicine in it's earlier stage of development for such disease.

    ಇದು ಎಂಥಾ ಲೋಕವಯ್ಯಾ...

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  • Suresh, Belman Qatar

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    Dear Mr Bhat, answer to ur Q copied from net.

    TO BE OR NOT TO BE-Vaccinated for COVID

    Have been reading about the vaccine 💉 in almost Every Group including a dozen professional Doctors ONLY Groups.

    I wanted to share my perspective as a Doctor on this hoping that it might be of use to some.

    When COVID was running amok and spreading like wild fire 🔥 every one of us were praying 🙏for a vaccine.... As early as possible. Even now it’s in its 2nd peak in many countries like USA 🇺🇸 & UK. But suddenly we hear from almost every Whatsapp University Certified Specialist question the speed with which some vaccine 💉 was approved. I guess that’s basic human nature where in when we are starving we might eat anything but when the same hungry person is given a choice then he forgets the hunger and starts analysing which of the choice is better. The human mind always wants more, isn’t it!!

    Suddenly everyone knows about phase 2 or phase 3 vaccine trials and starts comparing the efficacy rates, complications incidence and ADI.... adverse drug events . Such information is purely in research scientific domain but unfortunately today it’s become Whatsapp time pass.

    Whether you WANT to be vaccinated or NOT is purely YOUR CHOICE. That’s the only FACT that you need to know. Every thing else is relative.

    Your choice doesn’t depend on the vaccine 💉 it’s effectiveness or side effects but on your assessment of your RISK OF DYING FROM COVID. If you feel fairly comfortable with the assessment that you will not DIE OF COVID THEN YOU DONT NEED ANY VACCINE 💉. Every medicine you and your family have taken so far INCLUDING YOUR PARACETAMOL has so many side effects including irreversible KIDNEY FAILURE. Every antibiotic you have taken could’ve caused Allergic reaction that could have killed you. Every anaesthesia that someone in your family had before surgery could have caused complications like Paralysis of the breathing leading to death


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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    This is the success of our scientist's and we should all be proud. Sadly even now in our society there's many who only believe in the western countries. Let's hold hands together and wish the best of all luck to the team and hope with God's grace everything goes well. This is not because of Modi or raga it's only because of our scientist's.(this is coming from a Bjp supporter )

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  • True Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    They released vaccine in India without phase 3 trial and not checking it proper and delivering vaccine will you take it

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    True Indian, only covaxin by bharath biotech is like that and have already started phase 3 trials. Covishield by SII has passed all 3 phases. 75% distribution is of Serum institutes and only rest 25 % is of bharat biotecs.

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  • Guru, Mulki

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    One more feather in Modiji's cap.

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    We pray that all goes well.

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    Modiji hai tho mumkin hai.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 14 2021

    Just reach like 20lakhs crore packages we wish will work on ground as well.

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