The Punjab and Haryana authorities will conduct a two-day dry run for Covid-19 vaccination in Patiala and Panchkula districts, respectively starting Saturday.
Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu stated the state authorities will conduct the drive in Patiala on January 2 and three at Government Medical College; Sadhbhavna Hospital; and the Community Health Centre in Shatrana. The UNDP and WHO might be supporting the drive, he stated.
The dry run is aimed toward testing the laid out mechanisms for Covid-19 vaccination roll-out within the well being system, which is able to present insights on any gaps or bottlenecks in order that these could possibly be addressed earlier than the graduation of the drive.
In Haryana, the dry run might be held in Panchkula, state’s Director General (Health Services) Dr Suraj Bhan Kamboj stated.
The drive might be held at three websites, officers stated. For every of the three websites, the medical officer in-charge will establish 25 beneficiaries (healthcare employees), the Centre had stated.
Earlier, the Centre had stated a dry run might be carried out by all state and union territories on January 2 to check the linkages between planning and implementation, and to establish the challenges. The states and UTs have been requested to make sure that the info of beneficiaries is uploaded on Co-WIN, an internet platform for monitoring the supply of the vaccine.
Earlier, a two-day dry run for the distribution and administration of the vaccine in two districts of Punjab concluded on Tuesday. The districts of Ludhiana and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr) had been chosen for the dry run, aimed toward testing the laid out mechanisms for the vaccination roll-out within the well being system.
Before Saturday’s nationwide train, the sooner dry run drill had been deliberate by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Gujarat.