UNDP device to be used in two Rajasthan blocks for real-time vaccine information
Rajasthan is the first state, not only in India but in the world, to launch a pilot project to access real-time information on vaccination of children.
The health department has started using a Vaccine and Logistics Evaluator (VALUE) device, developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on a pilot basis in two blocks along with JK Lone Hospital in Jaipur.
The device helps in getting real-time information on the number of children vaccinated and the vaccines used. This is the first of its kind in the world, claimed the UNDP focal person Dr Abhay Bohra. “This device is being used for the first time (in Rajasthan) globally,” he said.
Adding, “It’s a device issued to auxiliary nursing midwifery (ANM) who use the same during vaccination sessions and feed the name and number of vaccines used. Data on places of vaccination session has been fed into the handheld device which the person can operate by keying in a password. The device has names of vaccines that are to be administered and the ANM has to feed the number against the name of the vaccine.”
At present, the ANM compiles the data at the end of the month and send a report to the health directorate, which is then uploaded on the pregnancy and child tracking system (PCTS) software. With VALUE device, day-to-day data can be seen at the headquarters, as the device has a SIM card and data connection.
“The pilot project has been started at Amer block in Jaipur district and Choti Sadri block in Pratapgarh district and a device has been issued to the JK Lone Hospital in Jaipur from September 1. A total of 104 devices have been given to ANMs in both blocks,” said child health project director Dr Rommel Singh.
He said that vaccinators have been trained to use the device. Once they complete the vaccination session, they feed the details and load the data on electronic vaccine intelligence network (e-vin) software. This will help in monitoring utilisation and wastage of vaccines.
After studying the reports of the pilot project, it will be implemented in other places, he added.
The India Meteorological Department issued a warning for several parts of Delhi-NCR as heavy rain and thunderstorms lashed the national capital on Monday morning. Extreme wind gusts going up to a ravaging speed of 90 Kmph is also expected. Predicted impact of storm The weather department officials have predicted damage to vulnerable structures and kutcha houses/walls and huts. “Damage to plantations, horticulture and standing crops,” is also expected today. Immediately get out of water bodies.
Delhi was lashed by early morning rain and strong winds on Monday, which led to power cuts in some parts. Air traffic is likely to get affected with airlines tweeting that bad weather may affect services. The early morning rain has brought down temperatures further after a spell of brutal heatwave in the national capital and nearby cities last week. The rain and storm is likely to affect the morning rush hour traffic too.
A suspected Khalistani terrorist, Parminder Singh, has been taken on remand by the crime investigation agency for interrogation in the recovery of two SUVs with fake registration certificates. Parminder is among four 'Khalistani' terrorists arrested by Haryana Police in Karnal on May 5 with explosives and arms. Investigators claimed that Parminder had allegedly bought two SUVs bearing fake registration numbers from Nitin of Ambala and Sandeep of Kharar in Punjab, who have already been arrested.
Yamunanagar police have booked former Haryana State Cooperative Development Federation (HARCOFED) chairperson Rameshwar Chauhan and Chauhan's son Varun Chauhan for allegedly duping former civil surgeon Dr Vijay Dahiya of about ₹50 lakh. Chauhan has, meanwhile, refuted the allegations and accused Dr Dahiya and his son Paritosh Dahiya of not adhering to the conditions in a petrol pump partnership deal.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday said various digital-driven initiatives started in the past over seven years have made the scope of corruption in the state negligible. Khattar said the BJP worked in the direction of its election manifesto to give transparent, clean administration and corruption-free governance. The chief minister said Haryana has set an example for other states in agriculture and industry as well as in sports and education.