Center’s instructions to the states – do not share information related to vaccine storage on public platform


New Delhi. The Center has written a letter to the States and Union Territories suggesting that they do not share the data of ‘Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network’ (EVIN) regarding vaccine storage and vaccine storage temperature in public forums. The Center has also said in its suggestion that this is “sensitive information and should be used only for program improvement”.

In a recent letter sent to the States and Union Territories, the Union Health Ministry has said that the Center in collaboration with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has launched eVine under UIP which can be used for vaccine storage from national to sub-district level. It is used to monitor the stock status and temperature of vaccines at all levels.

Vaccine information being updated on a daily basis

The Health Ministry said in the letter that it is good to see that all the states are using the system to update the information regarding stock and transaction of anti-Covid vaccines on a daily basis. In this regard, the ministry said. , Please be advised that the storage and temperature related EVIN data and analysis is owned by the Ministry of Health and should not be shared online or offline with any other organisation, partner agency, media agency, without the permission of the Ministry. ”

In a letter sent to all mission directors of the National Health Mission in all states and union territories, Pradeep Haldar, Adviser, Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programme, said, β€œThis is very sensitive information and can only be used to improve the programme. should be done for.

States still have 1.33 doses of vaccine

The ministry said on Wednesday that more than 1.33 crore doses of Kovid-19 vaccines are still available with the states and union territories and more than three lakh doses will be available to them within the next three days. He said that so far more than 25 crore doses have been given to the states and union territories. These doses have been given to them free of cost by the Government of India and in the category of direct purchase by the states.

According to the data available till 8 am on Wednesday, the ministry said that a total of 23,74,21,808 doses (including wasted vaccines) have been used. He said, “A total of 1,33,68,727 doses of Kovid-19 vaccines are still available with the states and union territories. Apart from this, 3,81,750 more doses will be provided to them in the next three days.

It is noteworthy that under the nationwide vaccination campaign, the Government of India is giving free vaccines to the states and union territories. Apart from this, states can also buy vaccines directly. The third phase of Kovid vaccination started in the country on May 1. An important pillar of the government’s comprehensive strategy to tackle the pandemic is vaccination.

(Disclaimer: This news has been published directly from Syndicate feed. It has not been edited by News18Hindi team.)


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