Guwahati: The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI), Guwahati received the first consignment of COVID vaccine from Pune on Saturday for the North East India.
A Spicejet freighter ferried over 730 Kg of cargo in 20 boxes having vaccine doses to be distributed for Assam and Meghalaya.
The cargo boxes were received by the AAI cargo wing AAICLAS (Airports Authority of India Cargo Logistic and Allied Services Company Ltd.), at the domestic cargo complex, Guwahati Airport.
Speaking to media, M Suresh, Regional Executive Director, AAI, North East Region said, “We are very much equipped to transport COVID vaccine to different parts of the North East Region The LGBI Airport has been marked as the nodal point of distribution of vaccine for the region, and we will fully cooperate with all the agencies in timely distribution of the vaccine through air cargo.”
A total of 20 boxes having vaccine close to 2,40,000 doses was delivered at Guwahati Airport out of which 17 are for the state of Assam and 03 for Meghalaya. Each box has 12,000 dose of vaccine.
Ramesh Kumar, Airport Director, LGBI Airport Guwahati said, “It’s a proud moment for all of us at AAI Guwahati that we, at North East India, have received the first batch of COVID vaccine.”
“It is always a pleasure to be a part of such important task for the country. We are hopeful that AAI in coordination with our stakeholders and partners will effectively deliver vaccine doses to all state governments,” he further added.