Highlights:

  • The Centre has come up with real-time IT-based tracking of vaccine logistics up to beneficiaries through Co-WIN
  • Union Health Ministry is using the E-VIN electronic platform for all vaccines used under UIP for more than six years now
  • The health ministry said it was overwhelming to see that all the states using the system to update the stock and transactions of Covid vaccines

Today, the Union Health Ministry issued a clarification after the reports came about the Centre writing to the states and UTs and advising them not to share the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) system on vaccine stocks.

The Health Ministry has said that the government is genuinely committed to transparency in the COVID vaccination program. This is the only reason why it introduced a real-time IT-based tracking of vaccine logistics up to beneficiaries through Co-WIN. Furthermore, it aims to share the information with the general public regularly.

The Ministry of Health uses E-VIN electronic platform for all vaccines used under UIP for more than six years now. The sharing of sensitive E-VIN data on stocks & storage, the temperature needs the Health Ministry’s prior consent.

The data on COVID-19 vaccine stocks, their consumption, and balance is reviewed on the CoWIN platform. Also, the Union Health Ministry regularly shares it through weekly press conferences and daily press releases. The Ministry has been taking various measures for the availability of COVID-19 vaccine shots across the country on time.

In the letter, the health ministry expressed its contentment to see that all the states are making use of the system to update the stocks and transactions of Covid vaccines daily.

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