Apollo Hospitals strengthens vaccine cold chain – Express Healthcare

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10000 Apollo professionals to train in safe vaccination protocols

In an effort to support the Government’s battle against COVID-19, Apollo Hospitals announced that it is prepared to administer 1 million COVID-19 vaccines daily, leveraging its pan India presences spanning 19 medicine supply hubs with cold chain facilities, 70 hospitals, 400+ clinics, 500 corporate health centers, 4000 pharmacies, and digital platform Apollo 24|7.

As per a release, about 30 per cent of India is roughly 30 minutes away from an Apollo pharmacy, which can then guarantee safe and widespread reach of the vaccine, if required. More than 10000 Apollo employees are undergoing required training and will be stationed at Apollo centers to administer the vaccine.

Commenting on the challenge of safe and orderly delivery of doses, Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Group of Hospitals revealed that Apollo Hospitals has been strengthening its vaccine cold chain for supply and gearing up all Apollo facilities for efficient and fast administration with the highest safety standards, for upto 1 million doses per day.

The release also indicated that Apollo 24|7 will host a dedicated platform for information related to COVID-19 vaccines. The platform will generate a unique number for every user registering on the platform and ensure interoperability with the National Digital Health Mission.

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