CM Yogi pays surprise visit to Lohia hospital to inspect dry run for Covid vaccine

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Lucknow, 05 January: On Tuesday, a rehearsal (dry run) is being conducted in the state regarding the preparation of corona vaccination. This campaign is being done at six places in each district. These include three urban and three rural areas.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspected the dry run of vaccination at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in the capital.

However, doctors were stunned to see the surprise visit of the Chief Minister at the hospital.

CM Yogi was accompanied by Higher Medical Education Minister Suresh Khanna, District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash and Chief Medical Officer Dr Sanjay Bhatnagar.

In the presence of Dr AK Singh, director of Lohia Institute, the Chief Minister stopped for a few minutes at the center set up for the rehearsal.

On this occasion, he instructed to carry out the dry run with full sincerity and commitment to strengthen the corona vaccination system. He said that this would facilitate the smooth conduct of vaccination work.

The Chief Minister has given instructions for regular review of works being done in connection with corona vaccination at district level.

He has said that all the arrangements for safe storage of Corona vaccine, effective cold chain arrangement and smooth transportation should be ensured in time.

Today, SGPGI, KGMU, Lohia Sansthan, Sahara, Medanta, Lokbandhu, Ramsagar Mishra-BKT, Era Medical College are being rehearsed in Kakori, Mal, Malihabad, Indiranagar in the capital today. CCTV cameras have been installed at all centers. So that this time the shortcomings during the first rehearsal are not repeated.

Through the entire activity, a dry run is being carried out to perform the biomedical waste, observe and treat the adverse effects of the vaccine after placing the beneficiary in the observation room. Immunization center has been created in three rooms for each session. In this, after verifying the beneficiary in the waiting room, it was seated and the data was uploaded on the Covin portal.

The beneficiaries were then vaccinated at the vaccination room. At the same time, after vaccination in the observation room, the beneficiaries were seated for about half an hour where special effects are being monitored on the adverse effect of the vaccine on the person vaccinated within thirty minutes.

A specialist team has been deployed for this, including doctors and paramedical staff, who are supervised with the AEFI (Adverse Effect Following Immunization) kit. Instructions to send the beneficiary home only thirty minutes after vaccination.

The effect of the vaccine has been asked to be seen both ways. Rehearsal of how the beneficiaries will be provided treatment in case of severe adverse effects and mild adverse effects of the vaccine. This entire process is being carried out by following all protocols of corona avoidance such as wearing a mask, repeatedly washing hands for 20 seconds and physical distance of two yards.

According to Additional Chief Secretary Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad, the dry run will help us identify gaps in preparation and take corrective steps so that everything goes smoothly when the actual vaccination takes place.

He informed that preparations for vaccination are going on, under which arrangements are being made for storage, expansion of Covid chain. Along with this, CCTV cameras are being installed at the vaccine-keeping locations. In addition to storing the Covid vaccine, arrangements will be made to deploy the vaccine target groups in a phased manner.