Kolkata COVID Vaccination Drive - Will the vaccination happen any time soon?

Amidst the massive Covid upsurge across the country, the Centre has opened registration for 18-year-old and above for vaccination. However, uncertainty over the Phase 3 drive looms over West Bengal. On one hand the State Government has informed the private hospitals to procure their own stocks & hand over the earlier unused ones on April 30. Vaccine manufacturers- Serum Institute & Bharat Biotech have both communicated that stocks will be available around June. Private Hospitals in Kolkata await stocks for Phase 3 rollout as people struggle to register on the CoWin app to get vaccinated. TIMES NOW speaks to Dr Rupali Basu, MD & CEO of Woodlands Hospital on whether Phase 3 vaccination drive can kick start on May 1 in Kolkata’s private facilities- The wait may be longer, listen in.