Sensation prevails after the news of 1,000 doses of Covid19 vaccines getting frozen and wasted at the Silchar Medical College Hospital in Cachar district spread like wildfire.

The health department of Assam has sought an explanation from the authorities responsible for storing the vaccines.

The incident has been termed as a major lapse on the part of the health department.

According to a media report, the Cachar district requires 98 doses of the vaccine per day and the district received 1,000 doses ahead of the nationwide Covid19 vaccination drive.

The nationwide vaccination drive was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16.

It has been reported that the consignment of Covid19 vaccines got frozen within hours after it was stored in the medical college hospital.

As per the report, the Covid19 vaccines were taken from Guwahati and were allegedly kept below the prescribed temperature level.

The officials now have blamed on the refrigerators.

The report quoted a health official as saying that the health department had viewed the incident very seriously and would order an investigation to find out the causes of the incident.

The report quoted the health official as saying that a part of the vaccines usually got wasted during handling, transportation and storage.

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