*Covid Vaccine dry run successfully conducted at Doda* _Three site’s were pre- identified across the district to conduct the dry run_ *Exercise useful to identify the challenges prior to actual implementation of the Covid vaccine drive*(DC)

Publish Date : 22/02/2021
Doda,January 05:
As a part of the ongoing nation wide Covid vaccine dry run,the dry run for Covid-19 vaccination was conducted today at three identified sites in District Doda viz GMC Doda, CHC Bhaderwah and CHC Gandoh. 
At District Headquarter Doda, the Deputy Commissioner Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode, alongwith the CMO Doda Dr M Y Mir and MS AH GMC Doda Dr Yudhvir Singh visited and monitored the session of administration of dumy Covid-19 vaccination to the beneficiaries at the selected sites.
At GMC Doda,the vaccination was administered at the selected session sites as designated by the Health department wherein all the operational guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination roll out were followed in dry run activities.
While speaking on the occasion,the Deputy Commissioner Doda said that all protocols pertaining to vaccinations were strictly followed in all the three designated sites of the District, adding to this that 3 rooms, as per the guidelines, designated for Covid-19 vaccination were set-up which includes the Waiting room, Vaccination room and the Observation room.
Further the DC informed that a total of 25 dummy beneficiaries selected from Co-WIN platform participated during the mock drive at each pre-identified location,besides 5 trained members of Vaccination Team already uploaded on Co-WIN App were also present with pre-designated roles and responsibilities.
“The objective of the dry run for COVID-19 vaccine introduction is to assess operational feasibility in the use of COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) application in the field environment, to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges and guide the way forward prior to actual implementation”,the DC added.
Besides, special attention was also given to AEFI Management and on disposal of Bio Medical Waste.
Meanwhile, the functioning of Co-WIN App, on which all beneficiaries are going to be uploaded, was demonstrated to the Media personnel’s and Other participants.
Moreover,CMO Doda Dr Yaqoob Mir Informed that in the first phase, around 4000 health care workers including ASHAs and Anganwadi Centres will be given the vaccination dose.
At Gandoh the drive was conducted under the supervision of District Immunization officer Doda, besides at Bhaderwah Dy CMO presided over the session.