Health Minister On Dry Run

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday held  a review meeting with Delhi government for the preparation of dry run of Covid-19 vaccination drive on January 2, via video conferencing and said that the exercise will be held at Daryaganj, GTB Hospital and another private hospital of the national capital.

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The lists of health workers have been created and will be uploaded on COVID platform. “Just like we prepare during elections, the same way we need to train each member of all medical teams responsibly,” Vardhan said.

Target of this exercise is that minutest details are thoroughly researched, he stated. After training over 2,000 master trainers at the national level, the training is underway at State and district level, in over 700 districts. The procedure is similar to conducting elections where the team at a booth is also trained, the health minister said.

He also informed that at least 2 vaccines have sent their applications to Drug Controller  experts for approval, their data are being studied pro-actively.

Meanwhile, a key meeting of drug regulator’s expert panel is currently underway to take a call on the emergency use approval sought by Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech and Pfizer for their Coronavirus vaccines.



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