On November 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting with the Chief Ministers of various States, advised them to prepare a roadmap and establish cold chains for effective distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Now Karnataka is ready with the cold chain system for Corona Vaccine , which is being produced by the Bharat Biotech. Recently Health minister K Sudhakar said that there is enough cold chain system across the state to store and distribute the Corona Vaccine .
The Karnataka state government has set up two Large Vaccine Storage units in Bengaluru and Belagavi with walk-in coolers and walk-in-freezers facility for storing large quantity of Vaccine required for entire state. From same it will be supplied to each district.
There are also five regional stores at Chitradurga , Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi and Bagalkote, with walk-in coolers and walk-in-freezers to store vaccine at regional levels and distribute them.
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Healthcare workers have already been trained to deliver the vaccine at all levels.
In Karantaka, There are already 2,870 cold chain points. 3,776 (ILR) ice-lined refrigerators and 3,495 (DF) deep freezers are installed from all community health centers, primary health centers and urban primary health centers. There are plenty of refrigerators and deep freezers and necessary equipment available in all districts under the universal immunization program to collect vaccines, department officials said.
Electronic Vaccine Intelligence network (eVIN) has been set up at all cold chain points across the state to monitor vaccine stocks in real-time and temperature loggers have been installed to ensure vaccines are stored at the right temperature