Kathmandu, Sept. 15: All the COVID-19 vaccines that have been supplied to Bagmati Province are being cleared out. Of the 2,468,700 doses, total vaccines supplied, only 1,800 in the Hetauda district are remaining.
According to Bade Babu Thapa, Senior Pharmacist of the supply management branch under the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), a total of 480,000 Covishield, 1,691,100 of Vero Cell, and 297,600 of Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been supplied to Bagamti Province, in 10 districts, by the central storage so far.
“Currently, of the 2,468,700 total vaccines against COVID-19 that was supplied to Bagmati Province, only 1800, which is in Heatuda, is remaining,” said Thapa. Hetauda provides vaccines to Chitwan, Makawanpur, and Sindhuli districts.
“Ten districts, which are Kathmandu, Bhaktpur, Lalitpur, Rasuwa, Dhading, Kavrepalanchowk, Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, and Nuwakot which gets vaccine from the centre have halted their vaccination drive,” he said while adding that all six provinces, including Hetauda of Bagmati Province, have continued the vaccination drive as per the need and priority of the remaining vaccines.
According to the Supply Management Branch, there are 2,240 doses of Vero Cell in Province 1,156,000 doses in Province 2, 1800 in Hetauda district of Bagmati Province, 12,300 in Gandaki Province, 49,500 doses in Lumbini Province, 25,200 doses in Karnali Province, and 51,400 doses in Sudur Paschim Province.
Sagar Dahal, Chief of the National Immunisation Programme said that 4.4 million doses of Vero Cell that are scheduled to be arrived in Nepal by this Saturday, will be administered in such a way that all districts and age-group will be incorporated as per priority basis.