NEW DELHI: The Center said on Friday that the mechanism for launching the COVID19 vaccine across the country is being prepared and that next week next week the empty race to administer the anti-COVID-19 shot will be conducted in Andhra Pradesh. , Assam, Gujarat and Punjab.
“The dry run for vaccine administration will be conducted next week in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and Punjab. This exercise will allow for end-to-end mobilization and testing of the COVID-19 vaccination process (except vaccine) and monitor the use of Co-WIN, “the government said, according to ANI.
He further stated that, “To date, state-level training has been completed in all States / UT with the participation of over 7,000 district-level trainees, with the exception of Lakshadweep who will conduct it soon on December 29.”
The dry run for vaccine administration will be conducted next week in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and Punjab. This exercise will enable end-to-end mobilization and testing of the COVID-19 vaccination process (except vaccine) and monitor the use of Co-WIN: Govt of India https://t.co/N5T2M1vveA
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According to reports, the The government has chosen Punjab from among the four states to conduct the blank test of the CoViD-19 vaccine on December 28 and December 29, 2020.
Ludhiana and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar districts have been selected as the two districts in which the dry test for COVID-19 vaccine must be carried out and 5 viewpoints will be identified in each district. Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu made it known in a press release.
Revealing this, Sidhu said the dry test is aimed at testing the mechanisms arranged for Introduction to COVID-19 vaccination in the healthcare system. It will provide insights into any gaps or bottlenecks so they can be addressed before the COVID-19 guide begins.
The dry run must be conducted in one or two districts, under the general guidance of the district / magistrate, he added.
The minister said UNDP immunization partners and the WHO at the state level will support this activity. All activities from uploading beneficiary data, session site allocation (micro-planning), session site management (with test takers) to reporting and evening debriefing must be covered in this test 2 days to simulate the real day as close as possible.
Feedback from dry running in the district and state task force will be relevant for corrective action (if needed), he said.
Meanwhile, with 23,068 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, the total number of cases in India reached 1,01,46,846 on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With 336 new deaths, the cumulative toll rose to 1.47,092. At present, there are 2.81.919 active cases in the country.
After 24,661 new discharges in the last 24 hours, the overall recoveries reached 97,17,834. Kerala is now the most affected state with 63,328 active coronavirus infections, followed by Maharashtra with 56,022 active cases.
According to Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR), a total of 16,63,05,762 samples tested for COVID-19 through December 23, of these 9,97,396 samples were tested yesterday.
On Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said that the share of active cases in total positive cases had further reduced to 2.80% and the recovery rate also increased to 95.75%.