"By December 15, we will have these (cold storage chain) remaining ones ready to accept the vaccine whenever it is ready. By December 15 we will be 100 per cent ready," he told reporters during a visit to Noida to review the pandemic situation.
He said review work is underway to assess the condition of machines and preparation of technicians.
"We have 70,631 vaccinators ready and have also trained ANM (auxiliary nurse midwife), lab technicians and pharmacists once or twice. We are also gearing up to get any additional manpower if needed," the minister said.
Singh said he had attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's video conference with chief ministers of all states on Tuesday during which the distribution process of COVID-19 vaccine, whenever it is ready, was also discussed.
During the visit, the minister inspected the district hospital and was briefed by District Magistrate Suhas L Y, CMO Deepak Hoti among others.
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