Health workers participating in dry run of COVID-19 vaccination in IGM hospital on Saturday Credit: EastMojo Image

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Agartala: As part of the pan India programme, a dry run of Covid-19 vaccination was conducted in three locations of Tripura here on Saturday.

The dry run was conducted in Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) hospital, Gandhigram primary health centre, and Borakha primary health centre where 25 selected health care workers participated in the trail run.

Earlier, in the first phase the dry run was conducted in four states including Assam, Punjab, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

Three teams of having six members including two health workers as vaccinators and one each from education department, social welfare and social education department and home department as vaccination officer participated in the mock drill.

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Speaking with reporters, Dr Asish Kumar Pal, Nodal Officer, IGM hospital, National Health Mission (NHM) said that the dry run of COVID-19 vaccination is underway in three locations under West Tripura district.

“In the first phase, the health care workers will get the vaccine. A total of 25 persons, including ASHA and Anganwadi workers, have participated in the mock drill on Saturday”, Pal said.

He also said that preparation to start vaccination has been completed by the health department. Once the vaccine arrives, the programme would be launched.

“The exercise includes the data entry in COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) application to monitor the vaccine delivery, testing receipt and allocation, deployment of health staff and mock drill of vaccination with beneficiaries”, Pal added.

Earlier, the NHM Director Dr Siddhartha Shiv Jaiswal said that the exercise would help to examine all aspects of the vaccination process.

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