Aligarh: A dry run for vaccination against COVID-19 was held today at JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
AMU Vice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor inspected the dry run and discussed the preparation with the doctors and officials. He said the dry run is a rehearsal for actual vaccination, which will help in identifying gaps in preparation and take corrective steps if necessary.
Congratulating the team of doctors, Prof Mansoor said the whole country is positively looking towards the COVID vaccination drive to begin.
Notably, JNMC, a dedicated Covid L2 Hospital, is treating coronavirus patients and has so far conducted over two lakh Covid tests.
Prof Rakesh Bhargava, (Dean, Faculty of Medicine); Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui, (Principal and CMS, JN Medical College); Prof Haris M Khan, (Medical Superintendent); Prof Mohammad Shameem; Dr Abdul Waris, DMS; Prof Shadab A Khan, (Chairman, Dept of Medicine); Prof Najam Khaleeq, Prof Fakhrul Huda, Prof Afzal Anees, officials of the district health committee, ACM-2 Ranjeet Singh from the district administration and others were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the Phase III trial of Covaxin, the Bharat Biotech Covid-19 vaccine developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Virology (NIV), is going on at the JN Medical College. The first two doses have already been given to 1000 volunteers. The trial will go on for the next six months.