Dry run for Corona vaccine held in Ranchi and other districts of state

Ranchi: The dry run for Corona vaccine was done across 188 community health care centres of the state including the capital city of Ranchi which was completely sucessful and no where any problem was reported.

   In Ranchi the dry run was held at 16 CHC and at each of the centers the rehearsal of the vaccine was done on 28 people. Ranchi Civil Surgeon BB Prasad said no problem was faced in undertaking the dry run in the capital and all the arrangements including those related to data entry and ambulance worked fine.

   In the previous dry run due to some technical glitches in the software problems were faced however this time no complaint was reported and the Co-Win software performed better.

   During the dry run operational guidelines were also shared with private hospitals as health staff from more than half a dozen private hospitals reached the Sadar Hospital and had a look at the vaccination process.

   The Civil Surgeon said that in all the blocks of the capital the dry run was sucessful. He said that Ranchi was ready for vaccination drive and even the private hospitals have been asked to organise dry runs so that if needed at those places also vaccination centre can be made.

  He said that in the first phase in Ranchi the vaccine will be given to 25,000 health workers and frontline workers who have been already identified. He said that apart from urban area in rural areas also the vaccination centres will be set up.

  The Civil Surgeon said that in Ranchi nearly 180 vaccination centres have been set up. He however said that there are no guidelines so far over the matter. Dr Prasad said that apart from Sadar Hospital in all the CHC arrangements have been made to store the vaccines which will be kept at a temperature of 2-8 degrees.

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