Dry Run For Covid Vaccine On December 28, 29 In 2 Punjab Districts

Dry Run For Covid Vaccine On December 28, 29 In 2 Punjab Districts

Newsdesk |
December 25, 2020

The Government of India has chosen Punjab to conduct the dry run of COVID-19 vaccine on December 28 and 29, said Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Thursday. The districts Ludhiana and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar have been selected as the two districts where the dry run for COVID-19 vaccine will be carried out and five sights would be identified in each district, Balbir Singh Sidhu said in a press communique.

New Delhi, 25 December 2020

The dry run is aimed at testing the laid out mechanisms for COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in the health system. "The dry run will exercise end to end testing of COVID-19 vaccination process and will vaccinate pre-identified beneficiaries from specified groups supported by Co-WIN, an electronic application. The primary objective of the dry run included assessing the operational feasibility of using Co-WIN application in the field environment and to test linkages between planning. Implementation and reporting mechanisms would identify challenges and guideway forward prior to actual implementation," Balbir Singh Sidhu said.

Source -NDTV


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