50,000 to get vaccinated daily in Mumbai: 8 civic hospitals to administer vaccine to healthcare workers in 15 days after it arrives
50,000 to get vaccinated daily in Mumbai: 8 civic hospitals to administer vaccine to healthcare workers in 15 days after it arrives
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Mumbai: Twenty-five beneficiaries will be participating in the mock process of the COVID vaccine dry run which is going to held tomorrow at the civic-run RN Cooper at Juhu, Rajawadi at Ghatkopar and the BKC jumbo centre. Civic officials said the mock drill is being done to gauge preparedness, understanding and adherence to protocols.

Suresh Kakani, Additional Municipal Commissioner, said the three centres have completed all the preparations related to COVID dry run. Moreover, there will be a team of five people which will include doctor, two nurses, ward boy and a security guard who will be handling the dry run. Meanwhile, the vaccination premises would have a separate entry and exit, along with the registration centre, a vaccination booth and an observation area in all centres.

“We have instructed the deans and medical superintendent of the selected centres to be ready with the two teams for the COVID vaccine dry run. Moreover, all the beneficiaries will be given one dosage each and the report of it will be submitted later in the evening after the dry run is completed,” he said. Moreover, the vaccination is voluntary, and one could refuse to take a shot after reaching the centre and registering their names.

Across the state, all districts barring four that had participated in the earlier drill on January 2, will be a part of the mock drill that is being carried out before the likely rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine next week.

Dr Vidya Thakur, medical superintendent of Rajawadi Hospital, said they would erect five makeshift tents for the dry run. A more permanent structure would be ready before the actual drive. The Ghatkopar hospital is one of the eight centres where the first round of immunisation of 1.25 lakh healthcare workers is supposed to be carried out.

Meanwhile, four other jumbo facilities have begun prepping. Dr Neelam Andrade, dean of NESCO jumbo facility into a vaccination centre and work will start to create 15 units.

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