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Haryana: 1,710 doses of Covishield & Covaxin stolen from Jind hospital, district left with no vaccines
There were many other vaccines kept in the store which were not taken away by the thieves.
As many as 1,710 doses of Covishield and Covaxin were stolen from the PPC centre of the government civil hospital in Haryana’s Jind district on Wednesday night. “1270 of Covishield and 440 of Covaxin have been stolen from PPC centre. Some important files have also been stolen,” said an official from the centre. After the burglary, the district is left with no vaccines at the moment.
Centre’s incharge said, “I’ll also check our main store that keeps supply for the entire district. I’ll also inform officials.” He further said that police inquiry has been initiated and proper inquiry will be done.
According to a Tribune report, there were many other vaccines kept in the store which were not taken away by the thieves. A medical officer said that other valuables like laptops and Rs 50,000 cash besides other things were also lying in the storeroom but the thieves did not take those articles away.
Haryana on Wednesday recorded the biggest daily jump of 9,623 coronavirus cases and 45 fatalities that pushed the state’s infection tally to 3,81,247 and the death toll to 3,528, a health department bulletin said. The Haryana government on Wednesday announced summer vacation in schools till May 31, amid surging Covid cases in the state.