Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) is an innovative technological solution aimed at strengthening immunization supply chain systems across the country. This is being implemented under the National Health Mission (NHM) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. eVIN aims to provide real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in the country. This robust system has been used with the requisite customization during the COVID pandemic for ensuring continuation of the essential immunization services and protecting our children and pregnant mothers against vaccine preventable diseases.
eVIN combines state-of-the-art technology, a strong IT infrastructure and trained human resources to enable real time monitoring of stock and storage temperature of the vaccines kept in multiple locations across the country.
eVIN has reached 32 States and Union Territories (UTs) and will soon be rolled-out in the remaining States and UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Ladakh and Sikkim. 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 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 centers. An activity rate of more than 99% reflects high adoption of the technology across all health centers where eVIN is currently operational. While instances of stock-outs have reduced by 80%, the time taken to replenish stocks has also decreased by more than half, on an average. This has ensured that every child who reaches the immunization session site is immunized, and not turned back due to unavailability of vaccines.
To support the Government of India’s efforts to combat COVID-19, eVIN India is helping the State/UT governments monitor the supply chain of COVID response material. Since April 2020, eight States (Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Maharashtra) are using the eVIN application with 100% adherence rate to track State specific COVID-19 material supplies, ensure availability and raise alerts in case of shortage of 81 essential drugs and equipment.
This strong platform has the potential to be leveraged for any new vaccine including COVID-19 vaccine, as and when available.
COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,81,351 stranded JK residents
‘1,95,308 evacuated via Lakhanpur, 86,043 through special trains’
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,81,351 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 103 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 86,043 passengers while about 1,95,308 persons from other states and UTs including 904 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.
As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 1403 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from August 02 to August 03 mornings while 745 passengers have reached today in the 82nd Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 82 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 70,347 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.
Day 71: Jammu, Srinagar airports receive 24 domestic flights with 2,406 passengers
Jammu: On day 71 of resumption of routine domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 24 domestic flights with 2,406 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar Airports.
A total of 728 passengers aboard 10 regular commercial flights arrived at the Jammu Airport while 14 domestic flights with about 1678 passengers on board landed at Srinagar Airport today.
Pertinently, Jammu Airport Authorities have received a total of 553 domestic flights with 41,892 passengers while Srinagar Airport Authorities have received 884 domestic flights with 1,11,979 passengers since 25th of May till date.
Also, the Jammu and Kashmir government has brought back about 3,676 passengers from various countries to the Union Territory through special evacuation flights in the wake of global pandemic till date.
After arrival, all the passengers were tested for the COVID-19 and transported to their destinations at both the airports amid strict observance of all necessary preventive protocols.
The Government has made elaborate arrangements for the arrival, screening, sampling and proper transportation of the passengers to the quarantine centers taking special care of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) prescribed by the Union Ministries of Civil Aviation and Health and Family Welfare.