Bengaluru: The vaccination dry run has helped to train the staff. It is expected that vaccine may be available in January itself and this dry run will help us to implementing the vaccination drive later, said Health Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar.
Dr.K.Sudhakar visited the model vaccination centre in Yelahanka General Hospital and inspected the dry run.
Speaking to the media, Dr K Sudhakar said that dry run is being carried out in 5 districts in the state. 25 people were administered vaccine (mock) in the dry run. Regular meetings have been conducted with l hospitals to prepare for the vaccination drive.
Union Health Minister has said that all corona warriors will be administered vaccine in the first phase free of cost. Centre will issue detailed guidelines and SOPs for vaccination. All necessary infrastructure like cold storage, logistics, manpower are being arranged. We will also use the existing infrastructure and centre will augment the additional infrastructure, he added.
10 UK returnees in the state have been detected with new strain of virus. All of them are being treated and isolated in Government hospitals. The infection is not severe in any of them. More than 12 lakh people have recovered in the state so far, Minister said.