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NEW DELHI: Around 96,000 vaccinators have been skilled for the Covid vaccination programme that the federal government plans to roll out in January itself as soon as a vaccine is authorized.

State governments, district officers and municipal commissioners have been requested to get floor workers, logistics and IT techniques in place to hold out the drive that goals to cowl 30 crore ‘precedence inhabitants’ by July.

In a high-level assembly with all states and UTs on Thursday, the Centre requested them to make sure efficient preparedness. A dry run can be performed by all states and UTs on January 2. “The activity is proposed to be conducted in all state capitals in at least three session sites. Some states will also include districts that are situated in difficult terrain or have poor logistical support,” an official stated. Maharashtra and Kerala are prone to schedule the dry run in main cities aside from their capital.

TOI had on Thursday reported that the well being ministry plans to carry a nation-wide drill earlier than the vaccination programme’s rollout.

The drug regulator’s topic professional panel on Covid vaccine is slated to fulfill on January 1 to contemplate emergency use authorisation for Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.

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