Health Secretary launches portal for Samba, Pulwama
JAMMU: After success of eVIN (pillar-1) and CoWIN (pillar-2), Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rolled out the 3rd pillar ‘U-WIN’ for immunization services which will have Universal Immunization Program module under CoWIN platform.
Secretary Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar on Monday launched U-WIN in Samba and Pulwama districts as a pilot project as part of nationwide drive being conducted in this regard.
Director General, Health and Family Welfare, J&K, Dr Saleem Ur Rehman besides Assistant Directors Family Welfare, Jammu as well as Kashmir division, State Immunization Officer J&K and SPO J&K UNDP and other concerned officers were present during the launching ceremony.
As part of digitalization of health services, Secretary Health discussed the importance of an integrated immunization system which will help in effective management of vaccination programmes at UT and district level. He said that the launch of U-WIN portal will do away with the hassle of keeping a physical record. It will enable digitization of session planning, updating vaccination status on a real time basis, he added.
Beneficiaries would be able to book slots for vaccination in advance. Once the whole immunization programme is digitized, beneficiaries will get certificates on the spot and they can also download them. The key features of U-WIN Portal included the aspects of self registration of beneficiaries for vaccination as well as on-site registration of pregnant woman, infant and children, birth doses of new born and subsequent vaccination events with the features of individualized tracking of beneficiaries for vaccination status, digitization of session planning, updating vaccination status on real time basis from the last mile of service delivery by the vaccinator.
The Secretary further directed the Family Welfare department to ensure continuous monitoring of U-WIN project in the pilot districts and initiate the data collection as well as preparations for rolling out of U-WIN project in all other districts of J&K after successful implementation in these pilot districts.
U-WIN project was launched successfully at H&WC Birpur from Samba and at SDH Pampore, PHC Kakapora, SDH Tral and Rajpora sites from Pulwama and many beneficiaries both children and Pregnant females were immunized. Immunization certificates were handed over to the beneficiaries immediately after the immunization.