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Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN)

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Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN):


Context:

The eVIN network is being repurposed for the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About eVIN:

The eVIN is an innovative technological solution aimed at strengthening immunization supply chain systems across the country.

This is being implemented under the National Health Mission (NHM) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • It aims to provide real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in the country.

Benefits of eVIN:

  • It has helped create a big data architecture that generates actionable analytics encouraging data-driven decision-making and consumption-based planning.
  • It helps in maintaining optimum stocks of vaccines leading to cost savings. Vaccine availability at all times has increased to 99% in most health centres in India.
  • 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.

Sources: the Hindu.