Guwahati/New Delhi: India will on Saturday conduct a dry run ahead of the actual vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in an end-to-end exercise where all steps will be tested across states and Union territories.
The activity will be conducted in all state capitals in at least three session sites and some states will also include districts that are remote. Maharashtra and Kerala are likely to schedule the dry run in major cities other than their capitals. “The dry run will also equip the State and UT administration in the management of vaccine supply, storage and logistics including cold chain management,” the Union health ministry has said.
The government has already conducted a two-day pilot Covid-19 vaccination drive in eight districts in four states from December 28-29. Meanwhile, India’s Covid-19 tally has mounted to 10,286,709 and 148,994 people have succumbed to the viral disease, according to the Union health ministry.