Raipur: Covid 19 vaccination mock drill will be conducted in seven districts of the state on Saturday.
These mock drills will be done in Raipur, Surguja, Durg, Bilaspur, Rajnandgaon, Bastar and Gaurella-Pendra-Marwahi districts. The central government has given instructions for conducting dry run of the covid vaccine. Earlier, the programme was scheduled to be held on January 4 which will now be conducted on January 2.
Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain has given necessary guidelines after discussing with the collectors of all the seven districts selected for the mock drill. National Health Mission Director Dr Priyanka Shukla has also taken detailed information with all district collectors through video conferencing regarding the preparations for the mock drill. The objective of this mock drill is to test cold chain management, supply, storage, and logistics of the vaccine as well as the preparation of the vaccination venue including the arrival of people for vaccination at the vaccination site, their entry, registration, vaccination, and observation. It will also be seen how long it takes during vaccination from entry to vaccine in the Co-Win app. Preparations for the entire machinery will also be tested.
State Immunization Officer Dr. Amar Singh Thakur said that the health department is constantly holding a virtual conference regarding the preparation of Covid-19 vaccination. In the first phase, 2.34 lakh people engaged in healthcare will be vaccinated. The mock drill will be conducted in the selected districts by the health department from 10 am to 2 pm at district hospitals, community health centers, and primary health centers in which 5 to 10 people will be called in each center.