Punjab conducts second dry run for Covid-19 vaccine

Punjab conducts second dry run for Covid-19 vaccine

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a press conference, said healthcare workers and frontline workers need not register themselves as their database has been populated on to the Co-WIN vaccine delivery management system in a bulk manner.

The COVID-19 vaccines could be made available for India as early as the "next few days"...

On this basis, the process of launching corona vaccine in the country may begin.

He added that frontline health workers would also be given priority on receiving the vaccine when the doses arrive Nigeria.

Meanwhile, on January 5, Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho said that the Centre had hinted that the procurement of the COVID-19 vaccine could be delayed.

Canada will start inoculating its federal prison inmates against COVID-19 starting Friday, protecting a vulnerable population that many jurisdictions have struggled to keep safe during the pandemic, a government statement said on Wednesday.

Three inmates have died due to COVID-19 as of January 5 and there are 144 active cases, out of about 12,500 federal inmates in the country, according to government data. "Things transformed for the better due to the inspiration given by the prime minister for the development of Atma Nirbhar Bharat", Harsh Vardhan said.

"Based on the feedback of dry-run, the Health Ministry is ready to introduce Covid-19 vaccine within 10 days from date of emergency use authorisation", he said.

A second dry run to check the best way to vaccinate people against COVID-19 and plug loopholes in logistics and training will take place today and states that participated in the first exercise will be exempt. The mock drill is being conducted in 736 districts across 33 states and UTs. "Those who are left out, may be in some medical or dental colleges, we have requested them to register", he told reporters after visiting a private hospital in Bengaluru where the dry run was conducted.

Detailed operational guidelines on all aspects of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, including session planning and management, session site layout & its organisation, AEFI management, IEC messages, infection prevention and control practices etc, have already been shared with the States/UTs and they have also been oriented on the same. "State is equipped enough to administer 4 lakh doses of vaccine per day", informed the minister.

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