Mumbai: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Monday that the state is fully equipped for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign and the process will be started as soon as the central government announces the plan.
Rupani, while addressing a program at Ahwa in Dang district, said that preparations related to cold chain infrastructure, survey and training of commentators have been completed.
Rupani said, “Gujarat is fully equipped for vaccination against COVID-19. Soon, the Made in India vaccine will be available and the vaccination process will begin.”
The state government has made necessary arrangements for vaccination, he said.
Rupani said, “The cold chain has been established. The survey work has been completed and vaccination training has also been given to the personnel.”
He said that the state government would start the process as per the plan of the Center.
Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, has tied up with AstraZeneca to manufacture Covishield, while Covaxin has been developed by Bharat Biotech in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
On Sunday, Gujarat’s tally of coronavirus cases rose to 2,47,228 with the addition of 715 fresh infections.
The state has so far reported 4,318 deaths due to COVID-19, according to official figures.