India: Amid the government’s tackling of the spiralling Covid-19 infection rates and dwindling vaccine stocks, embarrassing scenes of inept last-mile connectivity unfolded today at the Patna airport.
A transport vehicle dedicated to deliver vials of Covishield to a storage centre at the Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH), broke down just as it was leaving the airport.
On being requested, bystanders at the airport premises then stepped in to push the refrigerated van which eventually sprung to life. By then, however, the embarrassment was being relayed live to homes by TV new channels.
Over the past many days, the country has been debating the severe shortage of vaccines amid the spiralling number of cases in what is being dubbed the second wave of the Covid-19