The dry run to check preparedness for introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine was successfully conducted on Friday in 33 districts of the state.
In each district, three session sites were chosen to conduct the exercise with 25 dummy beneficiaries in each site. It was the third dry run in the state, with the previous two being held on December 28-29 last year and on January 2.
So far, 1.54 lakh healthcare workers of the state and 4,537 under the Central government have registered with the online portal Co-WIN for the first phase of vaccination.
In Kamrup Metro district, the dry run was conducted from 9 am at Dhirenpara FRU, Natboma PHC, and Marowari Maternity Hospital, Athgaon. NHM officials visited the sites to take stock of the situation and conduct the exercise smoothly.
The dry run is being conducted to strengthen the capacity of human resources for COVID-19 vaccine introduction.
Detailed training modules have been developed for different categories of vaccine handlers and administrators, including medical officers, vaccinators, alternate vaccinators, cold chain handlers, supervisors, data managers, ASHA coordinators and all others involved in the implementation process at different levels.
As the vaccine administrators will play an important role in the process, coaching of trainers and those who shall administer the vaccine is being taken up across the state, along with rest of the country.