An revolutionary expertise referred to as the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) has ensured important immunisation providers, mentioned the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.
“The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) is an innovative technological solution aimed at strengthening immunisation supply chain systems across the country. This robust system has been used with the requisite customisation during the COVID-19 pandemic for ensuring the continuation of the essential immunisation services and protecting our children and pregnant mothers against vaccine-preventable diseases,” mentioned the well being ministry in an announcement.
The eVIN goals to offer real-time info on vaccine shares and flows, and storage temperatures throughout all chilly chain factors within the nation, the ministry mentioned.
“At present, 23,507 cold chain points across 585 districts of 22 States and 2 UTs routinely use the eVIN technology for efficient vaccine logistics management. Over 41,420 vaccine cold chain handlers have been introduced to digital record-keeping by training them on eVIN. Nearly 23,900 electronic temperature loggers have been installed on vaccine cold chain equipment for accurate temperature review of vaccines in storage,” the ministry mentioned.
“The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network has helped create a big data architecture that generates actionable analytics encouraging data-driven decision-making and consumption-based planning that helps in maintaining optimum stocks of vaccines leading to cost savings. Vaccine availability at all times has increased to 99% in most health centres,” it added.
The ministry additional mentioned that an exercise price of greater than 99 per cent displays excessive adoption of the expertise throughout all well being centres the place eVIN is at the moment operational. While cases of stock-outs have been lowered by 80%, the time taken to replenish shares has additionally decreased by greater than half, on a median.
“This strong platform has the potential to be leveraged for any new vaccine including COVID-19 vaccine, as and when available,” the ministry of well being mentioned.
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