After the successful completion of the first round of dry run of COVID vaccination, India is all set to conduct the second round of dry run on Friday. As part of the campaign, which will stretch throughout the day, several health workers will receive dummy vaccines at each site.
The purpose of this dry run is to test the mechanism in place and plug the gaps in the system ahead of the actual vaccination in the country, which will be massive.
India is all set to receive its first consignment of Covishield – the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.
This mock immunization is especially helpful because India is a vast country and there would be many hurdles when the actual vaccination starts.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has urged the health ministers of every state to submit their inputs at the end of the day after the dry run gets over.
The nationwide dry run is being conducted in 736 districts across 33 States/Union Territories. However, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh will not be part of this as they have already gone through it.
Today’s dry run also spans through several districts in Delhi. Health Minister of Delhi Mr. Satyendar Jain had promised the people of the state of free COVID vaccine once it arrives.
According to Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, who is on a visit to Tamil Nadu to oversee the dry run has stated that vaccination in India would begin in a few days. He also requested all the NGOs working in the field of healthcare to contribute towards a smooth roll out of the process.
The government has ensured that every detail regarding vaccination is in place and has apprised the people from the national level to the grass root level.
The main purpose of this dry run is that everyone is in sync for a smooth vaccination in the country.