January 5, 2021: Gubba Cold Storage announced that it has spent ₹30 crore and will open three new cold storage facilities in Telangana with a capacity of 10,000 pallets for Covid-19 vaccines in next three months.
“We are unveiling our cold storage facilities in Medchal, Yellampet and Annaram in Telangana with a capacity of 10,000 pallets for Covid-19 vaccine preservation before January-March 2021. These facilities have a capacity of 3 crores vaccine doses,” said Gubba Kiran, CEO of Gubba Cold Storage, to BusinessLine.
“We have 18 cold storages with 1.32 crore cubic feet capacity, across 10 locations of Hyderabad and Aurangabad. Our vaccine cold storage facilities are designed to function in 3 temperature zones of 2-8 degree centigrade, 15-20 degree C and –20 degrees C and relative humidity (RH) in the 50 to 70 per cent range,” he said.
The company is planning to expand the pharma-compliant cold storage facilities at Vizag and Mumbai. “The vaccine storage facilities will conform to WHO GDP (Good Distribution Practices) with online temperature monitoring system,” he added.
While there are more than 10,000 old chain storage facilities spread across various parts in the country, barely 0.5 per cent of these centres are capable of vaccine storage/compliant, he explained.
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