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India sets about increasing cold storage capabilities for Covid-19 vaccines

A pharmacy officer conducting a routine check of cold storage equipment at a government hospital in Bangalore on Nov 23, 2020.
A pharmacy officer conducting a routine check of cold storage equipment at a government hospital in Bangalore on Nov 23, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI - In Mumbai, India's financial capital, the authorities have decided to convert an entire floor in a five-storey building into a cold storage facility for vaccines.

The existing cold storage capacity at four medical colleges in the city has also been earmarked for coronavirus vaccine storage with city authorities identifying 125,000 healthcare and frontline workers as the first recipients.

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