To test the link between planning and implementation and to identify challenges, a dry COVID-19 vaccination period will take place on Saturday in five districts in Karnataka.
Dry tests will be performed at three “vaccination sessions”, each in the districts of Bengaluru Urban, Kalaburagi, Shivamogga, Mysuru and Belagavi. About 75 to 100 vaccinators and 375 beneficiaries are expected to be part of the Karnataka dry race.
It follows the instructions of the Union Government, which called on all States and territories of the Union to prepare for the launch of COVID-19 vaccination. Union Secretary for Health Rajesh Bushan, who chaired a summit on Thursday to review the readiness, called on all states and UTs to ensure effective preparation for the vaccine launch, running a race on January 2nd.
Deputy State Director (Immunization) said Rajani Nageshrao Hindu on Thursday, that the section would have taken place at the hospital, district hospital and primary health center level in each of the five districts.
“We will have guidance for jurisdictional officials through Deputy Commissioners (DCs) on Friday. The failure will be an exercise for end-to-end testing of the COVID-19 vaccination process, except for the actual vaccination.
Up to 25 beneficiaries (identified medical workers) from the jurisdiction of each headquarters in the five districts will be sent a message asking them to come to the location, along with their proof of identity for the drying period, “she said.
“The purpose of the exercise is to understand how effective vaccination and all related activities should take place. Three chambers, a waiting area, syringes, beneficiaries, vaccinators who will administer the vaccine, adverse events following immunization kits (AEFIs) that are usually kept ready during all immunization programs and an observation room will be kept ready. ” explained Dr. Rajani. “After the end of the dry period, the challenges and difficulties faced by the seats in each district will be collected and communicated to the Union government. The exercise will give confidence to program managers at different levels. “
A dry period of COVID-19 vaccination was performed in Assam, P.Unjab, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh for two days from 28 December. The exercise was conducted in two districts, each in these states, where five session seats with 25 beneficiaries were identified. No major problems were observed in operational issues during this dry run.