2.5 lakh Covishield doses reach Odisha ahead of Tika Utsav

Bhubaneswar: With  the state going to observe Tika (vaccine) Utsav tomorrow, around 2.5 lakh doses of Covishield arrived in Bhubaneswar today.

The Covishield vaccine is administered to people across the state, except Bhubaneswar.

“We are expecting to receive 2.5 lakh doses of Covishield which will be sent to all districts. Vans from all districts have reached Bhubaneswar to take their share of the vaccine doses,” Health and Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi had said earlier in the day.

“Tika Utsav will be observed in the state tomorrow. Vaccine doses will be given at all centres throughout the state tomorrow,” he added.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon all states to observe ‘Vaccine Festival’ or ‘Tika Utsav’ between April 11-14 to inoculate the maximum number of eligible beneficiaries against COVID-19.

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