Dry run for COVID Vaccination in UT Chandigarh

Jan 02, 2021 13:52 | Chandigarh

U.T.Chandigarh has successfully conducted the Dry run for COVID Vaccination today at three identified Session Sites at GMSH 16, CH 22 and CH Manimajra.
The arrangements at the Sites were made as per the GOI protocols.
The dry run was being undertaken to anticipate any issues/ bottleneck / challenges in regards to COVID 19 Vaccination
The entire exercise helps the Vaccination Teams to use CoWIN app, planning vaccination  session , sending messages to beneficiaries regarding scheduled vaccination,
The arrangements at the Sites were made as per the GOI protocols wherein the three room protocol, signages, Data entry provision, observation room and provision for managing cases of Adverse Event Following Immunization were also made.
It was ensured by the Health Department that all the members of Vaccination Teams are sensitised, trained and provided the logistics while following the guidelines of GOI.The time slot was 10am to 12pm for 25 beneficiaries at each site wherein the beneficiaries reached in time, were verified to make an entry in CoWIN platform, mock vaccination done, validation of completed vaccination done on cowin digital portal ,confirmation message for Vaccination  successfully generated and received by facility incharge , beneficiaries made to wait under observation for 30 mins and finally sent home after giving the number on which he/ she could contact in case of any problem.
Teams from PGIMER and GMCH 32 visited the session site at GMSH 16 for observing the dry run so that it could be emulated at their facilities.
The entire session was carried out under the guidance and supervision of Dr Amandeep Kang, DHS UT Chandigarh with technical support from WHO and UNDP.
To discuss the details of Dry run sessions conducted and address the issues pertaining to the drive a District Task Force meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner U.T. Chandigarh wherein Health Department was praised and appreciated for successful completion of the exercise . And various stakeholders including representatives from Medical college and PGIMER attended the same and shared their views.