Revamped CoWIN platform incorporating UIP to be launched in September – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: A revamped CoWIN platform incorporating India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is likely to be launched in pilot mode mid-September, with blood and organ donation features to be integrated in it in later phases. The pilot project will be implemented in two districts of each state and Union Territories for three months, official sources told PTI. The current purpose of recording COVID-19 vaccination and issuing certificates will continue on the platform. Once the UIP is included on the platform, the entire vaccination system including records will get digitised, easing…

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Govt plans to repurpose CoWIN for its Universal Immunisation Programme – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi, The Union government is planning to repurpose the Co-WIN platform for India’s Universal Immunisation Programme and other national health programmes while continuing with its current function of recording Covid vaccination and issuing certificates. The vaccination record under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is now maintained manually. “Once Co-WIN is repurposed to include the UIP, the entire vaccination system will become digitised, thus easing tracking beneficiaries and facilitating real-time monitoring,” Co-WIN chief and CEO of the National Health Authority Dr R S Sharma told PTI. “It will do away…

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Centre expands the availability of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine under UIP – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Launching the nationwide expansion of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), Union Health Minister Manshukh Mandaviya informed that the national availability of PCV vaccine will reduce child mortality by around 60 percent and government’s aim is to create awareness regarding the same to get maximum children immunized against the disease. He released communication and awareness packages on PCV to create widespread mass awareness which will further be shared with the States/UTs for adaptation and utilization. UIP is a health programme targeting close to 26.7…

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Covid-19: All universal vaccine programmes to be linked to CoWin – ET HealthWorld

REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht PUNE: Linking of the entire Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) under the ministry of health and family welfare to CoWin is in the works, a central government official with portal management team said on Friday. “The ministry provides vaccines to infants, children and pregnant women through UIP. Discussions are on to integrate the entire programme with CoWin as it is likely to have almost 80 crore registrations in the next few months after Covid vaccination for children is started. This means that not just Covid inoculations but all…

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Dry run for Covid-19 vaccination conducted successfully in four states – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The two-day dry run for the Covid-19 vaccination in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat has been successfully conducted, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday. The end-to-end dry run was conducted in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, Rajkot and Gandhinagar districts in Gujarat, Ludhiana and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab and Sonitpur and Nalbari districts in Assam on December 28 and 29. The District Collector with engagement of district and block task force were made responsible for conducting the dry run and…

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