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DHS CONDUCTS DRY RUN FOR COVID VACCINATION

 

Panaji, January 2, 2021

                                                                          Pausa 12, 1942

 

A Dry Run (mock drill ) for Covid Vaccination was conducted in the morning session by Directorate of Health Services, Goa, today

 

This dry run was conducted at 4 centres registered as session sites in the CoWin portal. The centres being

Urban health centre Panaji; Primary Health Centre Aldona;

Primary Health Centre Corlim and Healthways Hospital Old Goa.

 

25 health care workers from each of the 4 centres who were registered in the CoWin portal were taken as dummy beneficiaries  during this dry run.

 

As per the Govt. of India Guideline , 3 Rooms were identified at each session sites as waiting room, Vaccination room and observation room .

 

In room 1 each beneficiary was verified by the vaccination officer for his photo ID & reflection of the registration message on his Mobile phone.

In room 2, the vaccination officer authenticated registration status of beneficiary and guided him/her to the vaccinator for administration of the vaccine.All infection prevention and control measures were followed along with Covid Appropriate behavior, ( wearing masks,hand washing ,social distancing) at all the sessions sites.

 

The vaccinator informed the beneficiaries the key messages about the type of vaccine received , due date for the next dose & informed them to remain in the observation room for next 30 minutes. 

 

The whole session was monitored in real time on the Co-WIN Portal.

 

The Covid Vaccination dry run was supervised and monitored by State level senior officials under the Directorate of Health services.

 

This exercise was conducted as per the instructions from MoHFW, Govt of India to review the preparedness of the Covid vaccination in the State.The entire exercise of the Dry run was completed successfully at all 4 session sites.

DI/NB/AXP/GJG/2020/851

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