Dry run organized by district health system at 5 places covering government and private health institutions
A dry run which can be considered as mock exercise has been organized by the Vadodara district health system on Tuesday at 5 places in the district under the guidance of the district collector. This run is as part of pre-preparation of real covid vaccination and checking the readiness of the vaccination system as per the prescribed protocol.
Vaccination will be carried out in coordination with government and private medical institutes, in which case experimental dummy vaccination under dry run will be practiced in both the institutes and a clear understanding of the duties and roles of various health workers will be given through this exercise. The entire planning has been done following the protocol prescribed by the Government of India.
Expressing the feeling that dry run is an exercise in giving an idea of how and what procedure should be followed at the actual vaccination center, Chief District Health Officer Dr. Uday Tilawat said, dry runs have been held at Parul Medical College, Bhayali Primary Health Center, Pragati School of Bhayali Outreach, Janaki Vallabh Primary School at Padra and Sterling Hospital at Bhayali in the rural area of the district.
This is to generate the names of beneficiaries eligible for vaccination at each vaccination center, verify their identities, register them by the staff, place them in the waiting room, conduct the vaccination and keep the vaccinator under supervision for 30 minutes at each vaccination center based on the Cowin Covin software application database. An exercise will be performed in the room.
The whole process is intended to provide a kind of accurate practical training to those involved in vaccination, creating an environment similar to actual vaccination.