DC G Jagadeesh Inaugurates Coronavirus Dry Run in District

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DC G Jagadeesh Inaugurates Coronavirus Dry Run in District

Udupi: With the COVID-19 vaccine set to roll out anytime from now, the coronavirus dry run was held in 8 centres in Udupi district here, on January 8.

Deputy commissioner G Jagadeesh inaugurated the initiative and later verified the facilities at Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Haji Abdulla women and child hospital Udupi.

Speaking to the media persons, DC G Jagadeesh said, “The COVID dry run is being done at eight health centres in the district. All the staff working in these hospitals, health workers and Anganwadi workers, accredited to social health activists will be getting the vaccine. All those who get vaccinated will be under observation for 30 minutes. The district administration has made all the efforts to make it look like a real situation. Soon after registering their names, the staff will take suggestions from the vaccinator. Counselling, vaccination and waiting and observation rooms are ready for the exercise. The Cold storage system is also kept ready in the vaccination room.

DC G Jagadeesh further said, “In Udipi district, twenty-five health workers were administered dummy Coronavirus vaccine during the mock drill held at eight hospitals and health centres. In the district, 19562 frontline health workers have already been registered for the actual drive for the vaccination which will commence soon”.

DHO Dr Sudeerchandra Sooda, District Surgeon Dr Madhusoodhan Nayak and others were present.


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