CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: MEGA VACCINATION DRIVE
India is going to conduct a second vaccination dry run on January 2.
The first dry run took place in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat earlier. The exercise included all steps involved in the vaccination process, except for administering the shot.
All the states and Union Territories will hold a dry run for India’s massive coronavirus vaccination programme on January 2 is the statement released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan’s virtual meeting with the state health officials.
The dry run is to be conducted in all state capitals with at least 3 session sites and some districts having poor logistical support systems.
“Maharashtra and Kerala are likely to schedule the dry run in major cities other than their Capital.”
The government is specifically focusing on the management of adverse events after inoculation.In addition to that adherence and management of infection control practices at the session site are the focusing site to prevent disease transmission.
This mock drill will include constant monitoring and review at the block and district levels, and preparation of feedback. The State Task Force shall review the feedback and share with the Union Health Ministry.