All Haryana districts told to select six sites for vaccination dry run | Gurgaon News – Times of India


GURUGRAM: As Haryana gears up for the dry run of Covid-19 vaccination, every district in the state has been asked to select six sites for the run. The Haryana chief secretary on Tuesday held a video conference with all the district health departments to analyse their preparedness.
All the deputy commissioners, Haryana Police and officials of the health and education departments participated in the meeting.
The dry run, which is scheduled on January 7, aims at assessing the operational feasibility of using the CoWIN application in the field to test linkage between planning, implementation and reporting mechanism, as well as identify challenges prior to actual implementation.
Haryana will be conducting the dry run from 11am to 1pm. The health departments of each district will have to ensure availability of kits for anaphylaxis (adverse effects following immunisation) at all the session sites and ensure that all vaccinators deployed are trained in safe injection practices.
Three days a week — Monday, Thursday and Saturday — have been fixed for immunisation of healthcare workers. Over 181 sites have been identified across Gurugram where people will be given Covid shots. “We have already started putting markings on chairs for social distancing and are also demarcating waiting, verification, vaccination and observation rooms. These sites will be ready by Wednesday,” said Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurgaon.
The six sites include the community centre in Sector 56, Government Senior Secondary School in Daultabad and Government Primary School in Wazirabad, two more government schools in Chauma and Basai Enclave, and the primary health care centre in Bhangrola.
Meanwhile, 35 new Covid cases were reported in the city on Tuesday, taking the tally to 57,083. Gurgaon reported less than 50 cases for the first time after August 3, when the city had reported 43 cases. The health department said 61 patients also recovered on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 55,954. No one succumbed to the infection on Tuesday. So far, 344 people in the city have died of Covid, of whom 267 had comorbidities. The city has a total of 785 active cases, and 699 of the patients are in home isolation. The recovery rate stands at 98.2%.
On Tuesday, four people were sent to institutional quarantine facilities. So far, 6,82,441 people have been put under surveillance in Gurugram. In the past 24 hours, the health authorities collected 2,824 samples for antigen and RT-PCR tests. A total of 6,78,855 samples have been sent for testing, of which 6,18,948 were negative, while the results of 1,833 are awaited. Meanwhile, 27 residents of Gurgaon who have returned from the UK after October 8 are still untraceable.

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