Haryana: Over 1,700 doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine stolen from hospital
(Sourced from PTI)
Over 1,700 doses of the anti-coronavirus vaccine were stolen from a government hospital in Haryana's Jind, a police official said on Thursday. The incident took place at the Civil Hospital in Jind on Wednesday night. A total of 1,270 doses of Covishield and 440 of COVAXIN were stolen from the hospital, SHO of Civil Lines police station Rajender Singh said.
"The accused did not touch any other vaccine, medicine, cash, etc. lying in the store," SHO Singh said. The matter came to light, on Thursday morning when a sanitation worker found the broken locks of the store and deep freezer. A health department official in Jind said there are still enough doses of the anti-coronavirus vaccine available.
By Thursday afternoon, 1,000 additional doses of each of the two vaccines would be available at the Civil Hospital, the health department official said, adding that 6,000 doses of Covishield would reach the hospital by evening. The SHO said a case was registered in connection with the incident and the police are investigating the matter.
The state of Haryana has registered over 372K coronavirus cases with 3,483 deaths reported so far. Meanwhile, India has reported more than 1.60 crore coronavirus cases. In the last 24 hours, 2,104 more people succumbed to coronavirus-linked complications, taking the total death toll to 1,84,657. The number of active cases in the country stands at 22,91,428.