In Ballari, the dry run was conducted at eight sites including Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), District Hospital, Siraguppa taluk Hospital, Sanjeevini Hospital at Jindal Steel Works, and TMAE Ayurvedic Medical College at Hospet, and three primary health centers – Moka, Miler Pet, Chellagurki.
What is a dry run? A practice session, in which a sample number of beneficiaries will go through a mock immunization process is known as a dry run.
Aim of the dry run The aim of the dry run exercise is to test the linkages between planning and implementation and identify the challenges. It will also test the operational feasibility of the use of CoWIN application — a digital platform to roll out and scale up the vaccination drive — in a field environment.
A health officer said, “This is a mock trial of vaccination, All preparations have been made except for the vaccine. The same thing will happen for a few more days. Any gaps in the process will be corrected.
Throughout India, around 1.7 lakh vaccinators and 3 lakh team members have been trained for verification of beneficiaries, vaccination process, cold chain and logistics management, bio-medical waste management, and adverse event following immunization (AEFI) management and for operating the Co-WIN software.
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