1,710 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been stolen from the Civil Hospital in Jind, Haryana at 12.44am on Thursday. The stolen doses comprise of 440 doses of Covaxin and 1,270 of Covishield.
Sheela Devi, the store-in-charge, said that a sanitization worker called her up on Thursday morning to report that the lock of the store was broken.
Civil surgeon Dr Manjeet Singh said, “It seems the thieves came to steal Remdesivir, the medicine to treat Covid-19, but took away the vaccines.” Despite the theft, there was no shortage of vaccine, he added.
Dr Singh said, “We have 1,650 doses f vaccine and will be getting new stock by this evening.”
Police said two men were caught on CCTV, breaking into the hospital’s store past midnight. “We have studied the footage in which the two men are seeing breaking into three locks to reach the vaccine stock,” the spokesman said.
SHO of Civil Lines police station Rajendra Singh said that the accused did not touch any other vaccine, medicine, cash, etc. lying in the store.
The SHO said a case was registered in connection with the incident and police were investigating the matter.