To make sure that the Pune administration is able to undertake an enormous Covid-19 vaccination programme within the close to future, a dry run of the method was held at three well being centres in Pune on Saturday.
A dry run — the method of calling the vaccine receiver and going by your complete course of till the affected person’s discharge from the vaccination centre — was held at three websites (well being centres) within the district, Sub-District Hospital in Aundh, the first well being centre in Maan close to Hinjewadi, and the Jijamata Hospital in Pimpri-Chinchwad.
District Civil Surgeon Dr Nitin Bilolikar stated, “We had asked 25 health workers to report to the assigned health centre to conduct the dry run. These persons visited the centres and were registered in the national vaccination portal. A vaccination dry run was performed and they were later observed for 30 minutes. This exercise was to check if the workflow happens in a proper manner and whether there are any glitches.”
The websites had been visited by Pune District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh and former Pune Divisional Manager Deepak Mhaisekar, who now serves as an advisor to the chief minister, to supervise the method.
Deshmukh stated that as per the central and state governments’ plans, well being employees within the district would be the first lot to obtain the vaccine, adopted by aged and co-morbid sufferers, and at last most people.
“We have identified 1.1 lakh health workers in Pune district and the data has been uploaded on the vaccine portal. The vaccinators who will administer the vaccines have been trained fully. We conducted a detailed dry run on Saturday and are now waiting for the vaccine to go ahead with the vaccination programme,” stated Deshmukh.
The Union Health Ministry has requested the state governments to make sure that the information of those beneficiaries is uploaded in Co-WIN. The states and union territories have to organize the amenities and customers to be created on CoWIN utility, together with importing the information of well being care employee (HCW) beneficiaries.