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Regional review meeting of VCCM held

Kohima, June 23 (MExN): The second Regional Review Meeting (RRM) of Vaccine and Cold Chain Manager (VCCM) organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nagaland was successfully held at the office of the CMO Kohima on June 23.


The review meeting was attended by District Immunisation Officer Dr Avilie Zao DPM, Media Officer and District Cold Chain Handlers of Kohima along with UNDP Senior Project Officer Kingson Kamkara and State Officials, a press release informed.


The meeting consisted of PowerPoint presentations by Project Officer of UNDP, VCCMs of Kohima, Phek, Kiphire and Zunheboto to assess the status and activities of each district on a quarterly basis, followed by discussion on issues and recommendations to improve cold chain management and UIP.


UNDP has been working with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in establishing an electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) system to improve vaccine and cold chain logistics management across all Cold Chain Point’s (CCP) in Nagaland since 2016. Real-time visibility of vaccine stock and flow became visible on September 21, 2016 and thereafter, storage temperature was also made visible on May 20, 2017 across all CCPs in Nagaland.


To effectively implement eVIN, dedicated Vaccine and Cold Chain Manager (VCCM) have been assigned for all 11 districts of Nagaland who are co-ordinating and working with the District Program Officers of each district under GOI’s Universal Immunisation Programme.


The first RRM of Nagaland was held on June 20 at the office of the CMO Wokha and attended by VCCMs of Dimapur, Peren, Wokha, UNDP State Officials along with District Officials of CMO Office Wokha and attended by Assam Rifles officials too. Similarly, a third RRM is scheduled on June 28 at the office of the CMO Mokokchung to assess the status of Mokokchung, Tuensang, Longleng and Mon.