Karnataka to undergo Covid-19 vaccine dry test in five selected districts

A Covid-19 vaccination trial will be carried out on Saturday in five districts – Bengaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi, Shivamogga and Kalaburagi. While the BBMP identified three primary health care centers (PHC), one in the West and South zones and in Anekal, as vaccination sites, the other four districts selected the PHC, the taluk hospital and the district hospital for the immunization program.

The BBMP has identified five immunization agents each for the urban PHC in Kamakshipalya (west zone), the urban primary health center in Vidyapeetha (south zone) and Hargade PHC in Anekal which falls under the urban district of Bangalore. These agents will undergo training on Friday.

Apart from McGann hospital (district hospital), Shivamogga district identified Shikaripura taluk and Antharagange PHC hospital in Bhadravati taluk for running dry.

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Dr Rajesh Suragihalli, Health Officer of Shivamogga District, said: “Each site will be managed by five members including a doctor (doctor), two vaccination officers (a man and a woman), a data entry operator. (who will check documents and upload data online) and a security guard. These five-member teams will receive training on Friday.

Dr Rajani Nageshrao, Deputy Director, Immunization, Department of Health and Family Welfare, said: “Five-member teams, three rooms, biomedical waste management, marking of adverse events following vaccination ( AEFI), will be prepared according to the vaccination operation guidelines. At the end of the day, feedback will be collected from these districts and challenges encountered will be brought to the GoI. “

Although the central government has asked states to select areas with poor logistical support and those in difficult terrain, Dr Nageshrao said, “Karnataka does not have such areas. He was chosen at random. The main objective is to see if the CoWIN portal (COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network) is working properly. “

After vaccination, each beneficiary will be observed for at least half an hour in the AEFI room. At a time, a maximum of five beneficiaries will be observed. In the actual vaccination, we plan to vaccinate 100 people per day per site from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “

Dr Shashikant Muniyal, DHO Belagavi, said DH, The urban PHCs of Vantamuri, the community health center of Kittur and the general hospital of Hukkeri will run the dry run.

In the district of Kalaburagi, the urban PHC of Ashok Nagar, the hospital of Jewargi taluk and the rural PHC of Aurad were
identified.

According to Dr Ravikumar L, a reproductive and child health manager, Mysuru, Jayanagar urban CHC, Bilikere PHC and KR Nagar taluk hospital have been identified.

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