Goa conducts dry run of Covid-19 vaccination exercise

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The health minister informed that around 96000 vaccinators had been trained for the program and that 2360 participants have been trained in National Training of Trainer and that 57000 participants are trained in District level training in 719 districts.

The eagerness among people to get vaccinated comes in the backdrop of the news that India's drug regulatory expert panel on Friday recommended the emergency use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine against Covid-19.

World deadliest Coronavirus vaccine dry run program will be conducted on 2nd January, and all the necessary arrangements have been taken place for the program to be held in Odisha.

At Srinagar, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Samir Mattoo, supervised the administration of Covid -19 vaccination to the beneficiaries at Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Hospital and in the UPHCs of Nishat and Batamaloo respectively.

Echoing similar sentiments, Medical Officer of Ganesh Das MCH Hospital, B Basaiawmoit, said, "This is a very good step".

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Weddings, funerals and places of worship will also be reduced to 100 people and will be subject to the four-square-metre rule. Children under 12 and those with specific health disorders are exempt but encouraged to wear masks where possible.

"The dry run was hugely successful with healthcare workers working seamlessly and reassuring the fact that such mock drills can infuse a sense of confidence in them before the actual vaccination drive", Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare, P. Sampath Kumar said. "We will vaccinate health workers, frontline workers and later citizens based on age and morbid conditions in a phased manner", added Dr Bilolikar. A total of 1.10 lakh health care workers in the district are eligible for vaccination in the first phase of which 89,000 have registered on the CoWin application.

He further said that the functioning of COWIN App, on which all beneficiaries are going to be uploaded, was demonstrated to media personnel.

COVID-19 vaccines do not belong to any political party, but humanity, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said on Saturday, hours after Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav termed coronavirus vaccines to be rolled out in the country as "vaccine of the BJP". "All the senior officers, including me, visited the centres to check the entire process and see how it works and if they face any issues", said Deshmukh.

After that, they would be administered the vaccine and kept under observation for 30 minutes before being discharged. On which vaccine will be given, he said that at least three, including the Covishield, have been approved and it depends, which one will be sent.

Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, inaugurated and monitored the sessions of administration of Covid-19 vaccination to the beneficiaries at the selected sites.

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