2nd dry run of COVID-19 vaccination in Puducherry on Friday

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Puducherry, Jan 7 (PTI): The second dry run of COVID-19 vaccination would take place here on Friday by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Puducherry.

The Union Health Ministry had a video conference with the Health Department officials on Thursday and it was apprised that second dry run of the vaccination would be held in nine centres on January 8, Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi said in a press release.

She said the Union Health Ministry through the video conference reviewed the preparedness of the Puducherry government on the COVID-19 vaccination.

The Ministry was told that the Union Territory was well prepared in terms of cold storage, personnel and registration.

The first round of dry run on the vaccination was held last week in nine centres as a mock drill to prepare the logistics and preparatory works for implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy had said recently that around 14,000 health workers and frontline staff would be covered under the vaccination programme once the vaccine is available from the Centre. PTI COR NVG NVG