Shimla, May 13 -- Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said the third phase of vaccination for the 18-44 age group will begin from May 17.

"Vaccination would be done on first come first service basis as per the time of registration," he said, adding that a dedicated control room would be established in every district to facilitate the patients in getting ambulances for hospitals, besides vehicles to drop them back.

NHM director Dr Nipumn Jindal said the state government would be receiving first supply of 1,07,620 doses for the third phase from SII on Thursday.

Meanwhile, CM Thakur said the panchayati raj institutions' (PRIs') representatives must come forward to help in transportation of Covid patients under home i...