Millennium Post (Kolkata)

320 doses of Covaxin stolen from Jaipur hospital


JAIPUR: Amid a surge in the Coronaviru­s infection, over 300 doses of anti-Covid vaccine have allegedly been stolen from a hospital in Jaipur, prompting authoritie­s to lodge a criminal case against the theft. A total of 320 doses of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin went missing from the Kanwatiya government hospital in Shastri Nagar, an official said 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, said. The vaccines were stolen apparently on Monday, he said.

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