Chennai, Oct 15: Apollo Hospitals Thursday announced that it was prepared to administer one million COVID-19 vaccines per day once it becomes available to support the Government’s battle against the dreaded virus.
The group will leverage its robust pan India web of 19 medicine supply hubs with cold chain facilities and use it’s 70 hospitals, 400-plus clinics, 500 corporate health centers, 4,000 pharmacies along with its omni-channel digital platform Apollo 24×7 to ensure massive administration capacity of COVID-19 vaccines.
About 30 per cent of India was roughly 30 minutes away from an Apollo pharmacy, which could then guarantee safe and widespread reach of the vaccine, if required, Apollo Hospital Group Executive Vice-Chairperson Shobana Kamineni told a virtual press meet.
More than 10,000 Apollo employees were undergoing training and would be stationed at Apollo centers to administer the vaccine.
As India awaits a vaccine for the deadly infectious disease, one of the major challenges will be around safe and orderly delivery of doses, for the population of 1.3 billion Indians, especially the vulnerable, she said.
”We are happy to share that, Apollo has been strengthening its vaccine cold chain for supply and gearing up all its facilities for efficient and fast administration with the highest safety standards, for up to one million doses per day”, she added.
Kamineni said till date the hospital has tested over 2,50,000 and have treated over 75,000 patients.
”Going forward it will be our privilege to work with all governments, governmental agencies and healthcare networks to ensure that a large number of people get the vaccine, quickly and safely as it becomes available”, she said.