The second phase of the dry run for the Covid19 vaccination is going on across Tripura on Friday.
The first phase of the dry run was carried on January 3 in three places in the West Tripura district.
But the dry run on Friday is being carried out across the state, covering 152 places in all eight districts.
The dry run is being carried out in 38 spots in the West Tripura district, which is the highest in the state.
Tripura health official Dr. Asish Kumar Pal informed that the dry run is being carried out as part of the preparedness for Covid19 vaccination in the state.
“Vaccination mock drill or dry run has started in all the districts since this morning to check the final preparations on how the vaccines will be distributed, how the injections will be given and how to preserve them. The health workers are the beneficiaries of the dry run,” the health official said.
Two COVID vaccines have been given emergency use authorisation by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) recently.
The roll-out of COVID19 vaccine is expected to begin soon.
This milestone entails the need for testing of all planned mechanisms for conducting the vaccination drive in the country.
Two days ago, the state education minister Ratan Lal Nath said they were expecting that Covid19 vaccine is likely to arrive in Tripura by this month itself.
The vaccines are expected to be airlifted from Delhi or Kolkata, Nath added.