Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of recent dry run successfully conducted for Covid-19 vaccination, the State Government today notified that another dry run has been slated tomorrow (January 8).
Speaking at the media briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, held in Abuja on Thursday, Shuaib said administering the vaccine on live TV is part of efforts to promote awareness.
The Union Health Minister was in Chennai on Friday to review the COVID-19 vaccine dry run.
On January 2, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had stated that the COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free of cost across the country.
He said the Integrated Vaccine Complex of HLL Biotech Limited (HBL), which has remained non-functional for six months, would soon be optimally utilised to produce Covid-19 vaccines.
None of the vaccinated diplomats, global organization representatives or employees at Chinese firms, who went to countries of high virus risk, contracted the COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus, despite their close contact with infected locals, CNBG said. "Things transformed for the better due to the inspiration given by the prime minister for the development of Atma Nirbhar Bharat", Harsh Vardhan said. He is scheduled to visit Session Site at government Omandurar hospital in Chennai, vaccination centre at Apollo hospital in Chennai, and vaccination centre in Chengalpattu, Chennai. The mock drill is being conducted in 736 districts across 33 states and UTs.
He added that earlier the dry run was planned at three locations in each district of the state, but now it will be conducted at seven locations in each district. The dry run is also organised to assess operational feasibility of using Co-WIN application in a field environment for planning, implementation, and reporting at the block, district, and state level.
Bangladesh has signed a deal with Serum Institute of India for 30 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. We are in the process of ensuring that in the next few days or so, in the near future, we should be able to give these vaccines to our countrymen, starting with prioritising those who are most at risk - health professionals and healthcare workers in public and private sector followed by frontline workers - our police, army, paramilitary, sanitation and local bodies workers - who helped us in containment zones.