Sikkim to get 12,500 doses of COVID vaccine soon: chief secretary

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Gangtok, Jan 12 (PTI) Sikkim will receive 12,500 vials of COVID-19 vaccine in the next couple of days for the inoculation exercise beginning from January 16, a top official said on Tuesday.

Chief Secretary SC Gupta said that data of 9,414 state health workers, 148 central health workers and 5,511 frontline workers was registered on CoWIN, a digital platform created for real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine delivery and distribution.

The new STNM Hospital in East district and the district hospital in West Sikkim will be the two sites where vaccination will be done, he said after a meeting of the State Steering Committee to review preparedness for the inoculation.

He called for a coordinated approach from all line departments in various stages of vaccination drive in the state. PTI KDK NN NN