320 Doses Of Covaxin Stolen From This Govt Hospital

Jaipur: Over 300 doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin have been stolen from a hospital in Jaipur. A total of 320 doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin went missing from the Kanwatiya government hospital in Shastri Nagar, News 18 quoted an official as saying on Wednesday.

The hospital authorities informed the Jaipur chief medical and health officer about the theft on Tuesday night following which an FIR was lodged on Wednesday. I was informed last night that the doses have been stolen. It is surprising. A police case has been registered in this regard, Dr Narottam Sharma, Jaipur CMHO was quoted as saying by News18.

Apparently, the vaccines were stolen on Monday and the case was registered by the hospital superintendent, Dr L Harshvardhan, on Wednesday.

Sharma said a departmental probe too has been ordered into the theft. An FIR was registered about the theft of 32 vials of corona vaccine from storage. One vial has 10 doses, Shastri Nagar police station’s SHO Dilip Singh said. He said the case was registered against unidentified persons under IPC sections and the matter is being investigated. The Opposition BJP, meanwhile, targeted the state government over the issue. Party state president Satish Poonia said it is big negligence on the part of the state government, News18 reported quoting PTI.

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