Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN)
Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) has ensured essential immunization services during the COVID pandemic
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ELECTRONIC VACCINE INTELLIGENCE NETWORK (eVIN)
- The 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 National Health Mission (NHM) by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
- eVIN combines state-of-the-art technology with a strong IT infrastructure.
- The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network has helped create a big data architecture that generates actionable analytics encouraging data-driven decision-making .
- eVIN also encourages consumption based planning that helps in maintaining optimum stocks of vaccines leading to cost savings.
- This robust system has been used for ensuring continuation of the essential immunization services during pandemic.
- 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.
- eVIN has reached 32 States and Union Territories (UTs).
- Soon it will 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.
- Nearly 23,900 electronic temperature loggers have been installed on vaccine cold chain equipment for accurate temperature review of vaccines in storage.
- Since April 2020, eight States (Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Maharashtra) are using the eVIN application.
- This also ensure availability and raise alerts in case of shortage of 81 essential drugs and equipment.