Government pledges to be transparent in COVID-19 vaccination: Ministry of Health

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NEW DELHI : In an effort to prevent misuse of covid-19 vaccine-related data by various agencies for commercial purposes, the government has advised states / UTs to obtain permission from the Union Ministry of Health before to share E-VIN data and analyzes related to vaccine stocks and the temperature at which they are stored, the government said Thursday.

Crucial information relating to specific trends in vaccine use for several vaccines used in the Universal Immunization Program (UIP) and temperature data for each of these vaccines, the Union Health Ministry said, can be used to manipulate the market as well as associated research. with regard to the various vaccines and cold chain equipment.

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“It is important to note that the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has used the electronic platform E-VIN for all vaccines used in the IPU for more than six years now. Sharing sensitive E-VIN data on inventory and storage, temperature requires the prior approval of the health ministry, ”the union’s health ministry said in a statement.

The letter from the Department of Health to the targeted states and UTs was aimed at preventing the use of such sensitive data for unauthorized business purposes, the government said.

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The Indian government is committed to ensuring transparency of the COVID-19 vaccination program and that is why it has offered real-time computer monitoring of vaccine logistics to beneficiaries through Co-WIN. . The aim is to regularly share information with the general public, the government said.

The cumulative number of doses of the covid-19 vaccine administered in the country has reached more than 24.58 crore according to the 7 p.m. interim report on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, India has reported 94,052 new cases daily in the past 24 hours. A net decrease of 63,463 has been observed in the past 24 hours and active cases now represent 4.00% of the country’s total positive cases. The weekly positivity rate is currently 5.43% while the daily positivity rate stands at 4.69% on Thursday.

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