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All States and UTs to Hold Dry Run for Covid-19 Vaccination on January 2

A medic administers an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to a well being employee throughout trials in Ahmedabad. (REUTERS)

Some states will even embody districts which can be located in troublesome terrain/have poor logistical help, whereas Maharashtra and Kerala are more likely to schedule the dry run in main cities apart from their capital, the Union Health Ministry stated.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Last Updated: December 31, 2020, 15:29 IST
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A dry run for COVID-19 vaccination will likely be carried out by all state and union territory administrations on January 2 to check the linkages between planning and implementation and to determine the challenges, the Centre stated on Thursday. The exercise is proposed to be carried out in all state capitals in at the least three session websites.

Some states will even embody districts which can be located in troublesome terrain/have poor logistical help, whereas Maharashtra and Kerala are more likely to schedule the dry run in main cities apart from their capital, the Union Health Ministry stated. “The goal of the dry run for COVID-19 vaccine introduction is to evaluate operational feasibility in the usage of Co-WIN utility in subject setting, to check the linkages between planning and implementation and to determine the challenges and information means ahead previous to precise implementation. This can be anticipated to present confidence to programme managers at varied ranges,” the ministry stated.

The central authorities has additionally requested all states and UTs to make sure efficient preparedness for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday chaired a high-level assembly to assessment the preparedness at session websites for COVID-19 vaccination with principal secretaries (Health) and different well being directors of all states and UTs by video-conferencing.

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