The Centre on Thursday said a dry run for Covid-19 vaccination will be conducted across the country on January 2 2021.
“Dry run will be conducted by all states and UT government on January 2 2021. The activity is proposed to be conducted in all State Capitals in at least 3 session sites; some States will also include districts that are situated in difficult terrain/have poor logistical support,” said a government statement.
The central government has also asked all states and UTs to ensure effective preparedness for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.
The decision came after Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparedness at session sites for COVID-19 vaccination with principal secretaries (Health) and other health administrators of all states and UTs through video-conferencing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said preparations are in the final stage for the coronavirus vaccination programme.
Earlier, a two-day dry run to assess the readiness of the mechanism laid out for the COVID-19 immunisation drive was successfully conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and Assam
(Edited by : Aditi Gautam)
First Published: IST