With the begining of New Year vaccination for coronavirus would soon be starting in the city. For this, dry run for administering vaccine was conducted in the city on Saturday
It was held at KT Nagar NMC health centre, Daga Government Women’s Hospital and Rural Hospital of Kamptee at 9 am.
The dry run was performed on 25 volunteers at each centre. The process involved checking temperature, verification of documents, uploading data to system and administering the vaccine. All the 75 volunteers underwent the mock drill.
The aim of the dry run is to find the obstacles in the process and find solutions to them before starting the real process.
The dry run at Daga Hospital took place in the presence of additional district surgeon Dr Madhuri Thorat, Dr Vinita Jain, Dr Sanjay Karpake and others. District collector Ravindra Thakare reached the Kamptee Rural Hospital for review. Yogesh Kumbhejkar, chief executive officer of Zilla Parishad was also present on the occasion.
The temperature and oxygen level of the volunteers body were checked with thermal screening and pulse oximeter after receiving the name of the volunteers in the reception room. They were asked to sit in the waiting room when no symptoms of Covid or similar were found.
Required information with ID card downloaded on the CoWin app. After that they were sent to the chamber for vaccination. After the mock drill of the vaccination, they were monitored for 30 minutes to keep eye on their health. Oxygen was arranged in the chamber:
Jaiswal Health deputy director Dr Sanjay Jaiswal informed that the dry run was organised to find out the bottle necks during the vaccination program. For this, small things like micro planning, session site management and online data security were taken care of. Improvements will be made where change is required, he said.
Speaking on the vaccination drill NMC commissioner Radhakrishnan B said that the guidelines of the government were strictly followed during the dry run. A report will be sent to the government of the entire process.