Participating in the third Nation-wide Dry Run to administer COVID 19 Vaccination, Meghalaya has conducted it in 33 Health care Facilities across the 11 Districts of the State.
It was the second dry run in the state and the health officials said the outcome was satisfactory as over 600 healthcare workers from across the state participated in it.
Private and Missionary run Health care facilities were also included in the dry run apart from Government Healthcare facilities.
The Dry run was conducted successfully by following the three broad steps, checking the registration details of the healthcare workers who were to be vaccinated, Mock administration of a vaccine (as a trial) and checking for any Adverse Effects Following Immunization while advising for a COVID appropriate behaviour (waiting period for 30 minutes).
Representatives of the World Health Organisation, John Hopkins Program for International Education and the United Nations Development Program were involved in monitoring the exercise. The exercise was followed by a review meeting by Shri Sampath Kumar, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department. Feedback from all the Districts were taken and interventions were planned. The State is ready for administering the COVID vaccine as and when they arrive.