New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry organized a two-day rehearsal (dry run) on 28 and 29 December 2020 for Covid-19 vaccination-related activities in four states – Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, and Gujarat.
With the experience of launching the Global Immunization Program (UIP) and organizing a nationwide multiple-wide-range injectable vaccination campaign such as measles-rubella (MR) and adult Japanese encephalitis (JE), health care workers for COVID-19, Frontline Necessary steps are being taken to vaccinate activists and people above the age of 50, such as population groups with vaccination priority.
The purpose of this rehearsal is to test the Kovid-19 vaccination process from one end to the other. This includes planning and preparing according to operational guidelines, creation of facilities and users on CO-Win application, creation of session space and mapping of sites, uploading data of health care workers (HCW), receipt of the vaccine in the district and Allocations include planning sessions, deployment of immunization teams, logistic management at the venue and conducting mock drills and review meetings to conduct vaccinations at the block, district and state levels. The purpose of this rehearsal is to guide the implementation of IT platform in the area of Co-Win and how to proceed before the actual implementation.
The District Collector was made responsible for the rehearsal by involving the District and Block Task Force and was expected to provide guidance in any deficiency or trouble during the actual course of vaccination.
The two-day rehearsal was held in the Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, Rajkot, and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Ludhiana, and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahar) in Punjab, and Sonitpur and Nalbari districts of Assam.
Special teams were formed by the district administration for various activities and activities such as uploading data of dummy beneficiaries, session creation, vaccine allocation, vaccination to vaccinators and beneficiaries, beneficiary raising.
The Joint Secretary (Public Health) reviewed the feedback received from the region through video conferencing with state and district program officials on December 29, 2020, the first day of rehearsal. All states expressed satisfaction about the operational access and use of IT platforms to ensure transparency and effective monitoring of vaccination procedures required to immunize large numbers of people across the country. Additional suggestions received regarding the IT platform were noted to further enhance the Co-Win platform.
The extensive information and feedback received will help in enriching the operational guidelines and IT platform and strengthen the plan to introduce the Covid-19 vaccination.