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COVID-19: Centre to repurpose eVIN system for ensuring last-mile vaccine delivery: Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said a digital platform used in the Universal Immunisation Programme was being repurposed to digitally track movement of stocks of COVID-19 vaccines, once available, and also trace those who will receive the shots thus ensuring last-mile vaccine delivery.

Interacting with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) via a video link, he mentioned that under Mission Indradhanush, the government has already ramped up its immunisation capability with an elaborate cold storage chain for inoculating children from 12 diseases.

“The entire eVIN platform is being repurposed as COVIN Network. All movement of stock can be digitally tracked and those receiving vaccines can also be traced after two to three weeks if the vaccine requires two shots. This will ensure last-mile vaccine delivery,” Vardhan was quoted as saying in a statement.

He also highlighted India’s tryst with the coronavirus pandemic as an evidence of cooperation between the public and private sectors.