A health worker disposes a syringe during a dry run of Covid-19 vaccination at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital in Yerawada, Pune on January 8. The second mock drill on Covid-19 vaccination was conducted in 736 districts across 33 states and union territories.
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Volunteers wait to be registered during the dry run for Covid-19 vaccination at an MCD School in New Delhi on January 8. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who oversaw the dry run in Tamil Nadu said vaccines would be made available in the next few days and those at risk such as health care professionals would be given priority, PTI reported.
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Health workers examine a vaccine carrier at Thane Municipal Corporation’s Roja Gardenia Health Centre in Thane on January 8. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also issued guidelines to all aircraft operators who plan to transport Covid-19 vaccines packed in dry ice to various parts of the country.
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Syringes and ice packs inside a vaccination box at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai on January 8. If vaccines packed in dry ice is being transported in the passenger cabin of an aircraft, then the flight crew should be properly trained on the hazards and risks of its transportation, the aviation regulator noted in the guidelines.
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Health workers conduct a mock drill on Covid-19 vaccination at Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital in Vile Parle, Mumbai on January 8. The health ministry said the objective of the mock drill was to simulate the actual vaccine administration event.
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Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) health workers conduct a mock drill on Covid-19 vaccination in Kalyan on January 8. The entire planning of the vaccination drive including beneficiary registration, microplanning and vaccination at the planned session sites was tested under the leadership of district collector or district magistrate, PTI reported.
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A health worker holds a sign reading “Vaccination Room” during the dry run of Covid-19 vaccination at Northern Railway Central Hospital in New Delhi on January 8. The dry run was also aimed at familiarising the state, district, block and hospital-level officers on all aspects of Covid-19 vaccine roll-out.
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A health worker adjusts a mask on a Covid-19 awareness exhibit during the dry run at a government hospital in Chennai on January 8. The first nationwide mock drill was held on January 2 which, the health ministry said, helped to iron out any glitches in the final execution and further refinement of the operational procedures.
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A health worker shows a dummy vial of Covid-19 vaccine during the dry run at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital in Yerawada, Pune on January 8. India’s drugs regulator has approved Oxford Covid-19 vaccine Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in India.
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