Manipur, Jan. 20 -- Manipur had received its first consignment of 54,000 doses of Covishield vaccine on January 14.

Manipur on Wednesday received the second consignment of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) Pune, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said.

The chief minister said in a Facebook post that the state received a total of 48,000 doses of Covishield vaccine, which have been dispatched to the Walk-In Freezer at Directorate of Family Welfare for storage.

"Thanks to Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi ji and Union Health Minister for taking care of Manipuri people. As second time, a total of 48,000 doses (4,800 vials) of COVISHIELD Vaccine in 4 cartons have arrived at Imphal Airport today & have been sent...