Kohima, September 21 (MExN): In Nagaland, more than 250 government staff including vaccine store-keepers and cold chain handlers are being trained on mobile and Web-based Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) application. Nearly 150 temperature loggers will be installed at over 130 vaccine stores and cold chain points in all 11 districts for accurate temperature review.
The first cold chain handlers training for the state of Nagaland will be starting with Kohima District having 18 cold chain points with two representatives (36 cold chain handlers) and two from state vaccine store. The remaining 10 district cold chain handlers will be trained batch wise from September 20 to October 1 supported by UNDP.
A press release stated that the inaugural programme was moderated by Yileutiele, Project Officer-Capacity Building/Monitoring and Evaluation, UNDP and exhortation by Dr. Limaakum Jamir, Additional Director, Health and Family Welfare. The background of eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) was shared by Dr. Shalini Verma, Project Officer-Capacity Building/Monitoring and Evaluation, UNDP country office, New Delhi. The vote of thanks was given by Kingson Kamkara, Senior Project Officer, UNDP Nagaland.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is currently rolling out an innovative Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network called eVIN across all districts in Nagaland. eVIN aims to support the Government of India’s Universal Immunization Programme by providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in Nagaland.
eVIN aims to strengthen the evidence base for improved policy-making in vaccine delivery, procurement and planning for new antigens in India, home to the world’s largest birth cohort of over 27 million.