Air India has cancelled COVID-19 vaccination camps for staff at Delhi airport
Air India informed its employees that it had cancelled two COVID-19 vaccination camps due to non-availability of doses.
The vaccination camps were to be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on May 11 and 13, The Times of India reported.
"The proposed Covid vaccination camp at GSD complex, IGIA (Delhi airport) on May 11 and May 13 stands cancelled because government authorities have expressed inability to hold these camps due to non-availability of vaccines," a note said, as quoted by the publication.
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"Fresh dates will be notified once we get reconfirmation from government authorities," said the note sent by Dr Raja Saikia, senior assistant general manager-medical, GSD, Delhi.
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Air India did not comment when contacted by The Times of India.
Many of Air India's pilots, engineers, ground staff have already taken one shot of a vaccine against COVID-19 and the airline might not be able to provide the second shot, the report said.
A pilot told the publication that the mail Air India had sent to the staff mentions only Covaxin. This means those who have taken a first dose of Covishield would not be able to get inoculated through the airline's vaccination camps.
"Since the airline front line staff have not been put on priority list by any state or central government, getting the second shot from the city’s vaccination centres will be difficult," the pilot said.
Amid the ferocious second wave of COVID-19 cases, many pilot groups have raised their concerns with the government, the report said.
India registered 3.6 lakh new COVID-19 cases and 3,754 deaths in a single day, according to the Union health ministry's latest update.