The Centre has chosen Punjab to conduct a dry run of COVID-19 vaccine on December 28 and 29, state Well being Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu mentioned on Thursday.

In an official assertion in Chandigarh, he mentioned, “The districts of Ludhiana; and Saheed Bhagat Singh Nagar have been chosen for the dry run.”

Mr. Sidhu mentioned the dry run is geared toward testing the laid out mechanisms; for the vaccination roll-out within the well being techniques.

He mentioned, “It’s going to present insights on any gaps or bottlenecks in order that these might be addressed earlier than the graduation of the COVID-19 drive. The run is to be carried out in a single or two districts underneath the general management of the district collector/Justice of the Peace.”

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The minister mentioned immunisation companions the UNDP and the WHO on the state-level would assist the dry run.

He mentioned the drive is proposed to be carried out in 4 states i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, and Punjab.