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AIOCD asks members to strengthen cold chain capabilities for COVID-19 vaccines

Plans to write to the PMO and Health Ministry informing about its action plans related to the administration of COVID-19 vaccine

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The All India Organisation of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) has asked its members to ensure that their refrigerators are in full working condition with power backup and adheres with cold chain requirements for the storage of COVID-19 vaccine.

The association is also planning to make a representation to the Health Ministry and PMO communicating about its plan of providing technical assistance to its members to build the manpower capabilities for accelerating the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country.

Rajiv Singhal, General Secretary, AIOCD commented, “We are making all efforts to convince the government to utilise our trade channel for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines which is likely to be available in India in the near future. A population of 130 crores of the country would be waiting for vaccine cover. Considering the supply chain issues which have been anticipated by the experts of the industry as well as the government bodies, we have asked our members to ensure that their refrigerator is in full working condition with power backup. And we have also requested to all pharmacists/chemists of the country to give voluntary services for the administration of C