Mumbai: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that the COVID-19 vaccine for Indians will be available in the next few days.
His statement comes after his visit to the session site in Government General Hospital in Chennai to review the second dry run for coronavirus vaccination on Friday.
“In a short period of time, India has done well by developing vaccines … In the next few days, in the near future, we should be able to give these vaccines to our countrymen. It will be given to our healthcare professional followed by frontline workers,” the Minister said.
He said that the government has ensured that every detail about vaccination is communicated to people from the national level to the grassroots.
“Millions of health workers are being trained through these dry runs, and the process to train more is still on,” said Vardhan.
The minister is visiting Tamil Nadu to oversee the dry run drill for vaccination. He is scheduled to visit the venue of the session at Government Omandurar Hospital in Chennai, vaccination centre at Apollo hospital in Chennai, and vaccination centre in Chengalpattu, Chennai.
The second nationwide mock drill on COVID-19 vaccination is being conducted today at three-session sites in 736 districts of 33 states / UTs.
The purpose of the dry run is to test the mechanisms set for the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in the health system and to assess the operational feasibility of using the co-win application in a field environment for planning, implementation, and reporting at the block, district, and state level.
According to the health ministry, the objective of the mock drill on COVID-19 vaccination is to simulate the actual vaccine administration event.