New Delhi, Jan 7: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will visit Tamil Nadu on Friday, to personally review the dry run drill for administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
The second nationwide mock drill on COVID-19 vaccination will be held at three session sites of 736 districts across 33 States/Union Territories (UTs) on Friday.
‘As the country prepares for the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, Dr Vardhan will be visiting the State of Tamil Nadu tomorrow. During his visit, Dr Vardhan will personally review the preparedness and oversee the Dry Run operations at the scheduled sites, ‘ the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here on Thursday.
‘A massive countrywide Mock Drill to prepare for COVID-19 vaccination is being conducted on Friday at 736 districts across 33 States/UTs,’ the Ministry said.
The Union Health Minister will visit the sessions site at Government General Hospital, Chennai, followed by the one at Government Omandurar Hospital, Chennai.
In the afternoon, Dr Vardhan will visit the private vaccination centre in Apollo Hospital, Chennai, after a brief visit to the General Medical Store Depot (GMSD) in Periamedu.
This is one of the four national vaccine storage facilities, the other three at Mumbai, Kolkata and Karnal.
Thereafter, Dr Vardhan will visit the vaccination Centre at Chengalpattu. He will be visiting the Hindustan Bio-Tech Ltd Campus at Chengalpattu, after concluding his supervision at these sites.
In a massive country-wide exercise on January 2, an end-to-end mock drill on COVID-19 vaccine
administration was held in all States and UTs at 286 session sites, spread across 125 districts.