Covid-19: All States & UTs To Conduct Vaccine Dry Run
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 31, Dec 2020, 19:08 pm IST | UPDATED: 31, Dec 2020, 19:13 pm IST
COVID-19 Vaccine Dry Run: A dry-run by all the states and Union Territories for the vaccination drive of India, will be conducted on January 2, the Government of India announced on Thursday as the country gears for its mega vaccination drive against Covid-19. The activity is proposed to be conducted in all State Capitals in at least 3 session sites; some States will also include districts that are situated in difficult terrain or have poor logistical support.
The activity is being taken up with the objective of gearing up for the roll-out of COVID19 vaccine across the country. The Central Government has also asked all States and UTs to ensure effective preparedness for the vaccine rollout, Government of India has said.
A high-level meeting to review the preparedness at session sites for vaccination was chaired today by the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan with Principal Secretaries (Health), NHM MDs and other health administrators of all States/UTs through video conference.
Earlier this week, the dry run for Covid-19 vaccination was successfully conducted in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, and Gujarat on 28th and 29th December.
About Dry Run: A dry run is a mock drill that helps in staging the complete session of the upcoming massive Covid-19 vaccination drive. The dry run includes the enlisting of the beneficiaries through the Co-Win mobile application, staging a complete vaccination session following the prescribed protocol, and testing of cold storage and transportation management. The trial run also enables linkages between planning, implementation, and reporting mechanisms and identify challenges and guide the way forward prior to actual implementation, including improvements that may be required in the envisaged process.