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Covid Vaccine Dry Run To Continue In Assam Till Actual Dose Arrives: Official

Covid vaccine dry run being performed in Guwahati.


In order to organize the medical workers and infrastructure, the dry run for the COVID-19 vaccine will proceed frequently throughout Assam until precise vaccination takes place, a senior official mentioned on Saturday.

Talking to PTI, National Health Mission (NHM) Mission Director Lakshmanan S mentioned the Health Department doesn’t wish to depart any stone unturned to search out out any lacuna within the system earlier than administering the vaccine to the individuals of the state.

“Today, we are having the dry run at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Sonapur Civil Hospital and Khanapara State Dispensary. This is going to be a continuous process and we will be having dry runs till the actual vaccine comes to us,” he added.

The senior official mentioned the NHM and the state Health Department within the ongoing train of dry runs throughout the state will try to cowl as a lot well being centres and hospitals as potential in coming days.

“Our objective is to prepare our staff, upgrade the state machinery and improve the vaccine delivery infrastructure. We don’t want the people to have any issue when the actual vaccine will be administered. These dry runs will help find the shortcomings and plug those,” Mr Lakshmanan mentioned.

Along with Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab, dry run for COVID-19 vaccine in Assam started on December 28 in Nalbari and Sonitpur districts.

The dry runs at 5 well being centres in every of those two districts continued on the following day additionally and all senior officers monitored the train personally.

As a part of the train, the checklist of beneficiaries of the vaccination was uploaded and a mock train for the vaccine was performed in all of the centres.

The state Surveillance Medical Officer of the World Health Organisation (WHO) visited many centres and mentioned the problems associated to the vaccination with the well being officers and the district administrations.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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