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Dry run of covid vaccination begins in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi

After the release of the coronavirus vaccine a dry run of this vaccine was run on 8th January, Friday across hospitals in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. A practice run of immunisation for a sample number of beneficiaries that is called dry run was conducted at Wenlock’s Ayush hospital.

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The confusion prevailing about coronavirus among the public will now be cleared by such a dry run informed the DC of the district. Further, the reports state that this dry run will be in three phases; the first phase will have vaccines administered to Covid warriors, while second and third phases are a major challenge and area of focus.

The details and precautions of phase one include patient medical information like presence of diabetes or any other diseases,presence of officials from child and women welfare departments at the venue of vaccine administration and simple covid protocols of wearing masks. A strict action against the people not following the protocols was taken up, especially the local traders and shopkeepers. The DC of the district issued an order of license suspension for not wearing masks in public, in the  presence of the District health officer.

The DC of Udupi spoke regarding the importance and vigilance of the task in hand. He shed light on the hard work of Health department officials.There was also information reported on eight vaccination centres across the district. The dilemma of this trial and error method and seriousness of this work will help us succeed says the DC of the district. The four vaccination officers and a security guard will aid in this whole process.

The six of eight vaccine centres being government, with another two private;19,568 beneficiaries on toll at 852 hospitals and 260 trained personnel garnish all the centres. The beneficiaries are to register themselves in Covid portal.Apart from this required medical equipment and a rapid response team in case of emergencies has also been set up.

The media feeds a lot of information to us. But it is important that one doesn’t panic and not believe in false rumours, ultimately to maximize our benefits.

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