From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh,September 26 : In a bid to give a major boost to the mechanism of preventive health care, especially among children, the State Health Department has introduced an innovative Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) in collaboration with United tions Development Programme (UNDP).
It is an integrated solution to vaccine magement which will provide adequate information on the stocks and flow of vaccine along with the storage temperature across all the cold chainpoints in Assam. As a part of this initiative, eVIN was launched in Dibrugarh by a team led by Dr Deepak Mili, Regiol Project Officer (UNDP) at a meeting held recently in Dibrugarh. The welcome address was delivered by Pankaj Kr Bordoloi , SCO-IT (Dibrugarh Region). He briefed about the system of eVIN along with its utility and benefits and also pointed out various issues of vaccition in Assam.
Dr Deepak Mili in his keynote address stated about the use and purpose of the eVIN for systematic stock keeping, proper records and validity of vaccines. On the same day the first phase of training was held where a total cold chain handlers from 12 cold chainpoints were trained on mobile and eVIN based application. A host of notable dignitaries, including Dr Sunity Gogoi , DIO, Dr Udayan Baruah, Joint Director, and Dr Bhabajyoti Bora, SMO from WHO, graced the occasion.
In Assam, nearly 1,700 government staff, including vaccine store-keepers and cold chain handlers, are being trained on mobile and Web-based eVIN application. More than 900 temperature loggers will be installed at over 800 vaccine stores and cold chainpoints in all 27 districts for integrated solution to vaccine magement. The day-long programme rounded off with providing smartphones with the eVIN app to 12 members from each cold chain point. The second phase of training was also held recently with another 24 members from 12 cold chainpoints of Dibrugarh.