SRINAGAR: The Covid-19 Vaccination dry run was today carried out in Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara and Kulgam districts of Kashmir division under the supervision of the respective district heads.
During the dry run doctors and paramedics were sensitized beforehand and were directed to plug all loopholes, if any found in the present exercise and ensure foolproof arrangements for the conduct of COVID-19 vaccination.
AT BUDGAM: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today inaugurated dry run exercise of Covid-19 vaccination at Sub District Hospital Kremshore.
The DDC also took stock of the arrangements put in place in the designated centers and was accompanied by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Budgam, Dr Tajamul Hussain during the visit.
On the occasion, CMO informed the DDC that the Department of Health Budgam is fully geared up to undertake Covid-19 vaccination in the district. He also said that the designated centers have been fully equipped with requisite facilities including men and machinery.
The CMO informed that 3 similar centers have been established at SDH Nagam, SDH Beerwah and PHC Ichgam. He further said that at each center, 25 health care workers have been registered for dry run exercises, and once they are fully trained their services will be used for Covid-19 vaccination admission process.
He said under Ist phase, health care workers including Asha, Anganwandi workers will be administered the vaccine.
AT GANDERBAL: As a part of the nationwide exercise, the Department of Health and Family welfare Ganderbal today conducted a mock drive on COVID19 vaccination, here at District Hospital Ganderbal.
The dry mock drive was inaugurated by the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mehraj-u-Din, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital, Dy. CHO Ganderbal and other concerned were present on the occasion.
The ADC, while speaking on the occasion, directed the concerned officers to work in a mission mode to ensure the successful conduct of the mock drive of the Covid-19 vaccination to avoid any inconvenience during the actual vaccination drive in the district.
Earlier, the Chief Medical Officer said that this exercise is being done to avoid loopholes when the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available for use.
A total of 25 beneficiaries who were already scheduled for vaccination on Co-WIN App were vaccinated following all Covid SOPs who were then kept under observation in the observation room for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, the functioning of Co-WIN App, on which all beneficiaries are going to be uploaded, was demonstrated to the participants.
Similar mock drive on Covid-19 vaccination was also conducted at SDH Kangan and PHC Lar.
AT PULWAMA: The dry run of Covid-19 vaccination was today inaugurated by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Pulwama, Dr Haseena at Tahab of Pulwama block.