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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Registry in works to know exact number of qualified medical professionals in the country, says NHA CEO RS Sharma – ET HealthWorld

A public dashboard created by the National Health Authority (NHA) to monitor the progress of the government’s flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat will not only help the centre track the performance of every district in every State on government’s various health schemes but also more importantly, establish a transparent mechanism for hospitals registered under the scheme to use tele consultation facilities, NHA CEO R.S Sharma told ET. He added that while the public dashboard will provide real-time information on the mission’s progress at state level, a health registry being prepared…

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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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SII seeks govt’s nod to manufacture, stockpile qHPV vaccine against cervical cancer – ET HealthWorld

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought the government’s permission to manufacture and stockpile indigenously developed Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccine against cervical cancer after the completion of the phase 2/3 clinical trials to ensure its early availability in the country, official sources said on Sunday. The firm will soon seek market authorisation as well as a manufacturing licence from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the vaccine, they said. In a letter to the Union health ministry, Prakash Kumar Singh, director of Government and Regulatory Affairs…

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Union Health Minister launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush 4.0 – ET HealthWorld

“India is implementing the largest immunisation programme globally where we annually cover more than three crore pregnant women and 2.6 crore children through the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP).” Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare stated while launching Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0 virtually in presence of health officials of States and Union Territories. Under Mission Indradhanush, all vaccines under Universal Immunization Program (UIP) are provided as per national immunisation schedule. Mission Indradhansuh was also identified as one of the flagship schemes under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (16,850…

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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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Counting wastage, India may need 66.6cr doses of vaccine – ET HealthWorld

BENGALURU: The Union health ministry has calculated the number of vaccines the government would need to purchase: 111 doses to inoculate every 50 beneficiaries. This means that to administer two doses of a vaccine to 30 crore people, the government would need to buy 66.6 crores, and not just 60 crore doses as originally planned. Guidelines issued to all state governments show the formula used to estimate vaccine needs at various levels — block, state and district — is borrowed broadly from the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). However, while the…

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