Chandigarh: After digitisation of the Universal Immunization Program (UIP) in Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar, Punjab Health Department is all set to roll out the U-WIN— a digital platform for UIP — in all the districts from August.

The Punjab government said the pilot programme had remained a huge success with both the districts having been able to achieve the desired targets by registering 92 per cent session sites on board, while 102 per cent newborns were registered against pregnancy outcomes, and 90 per cent of the registered newborns were provided birth doses of vaccines through the digital platform.

Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh, who joined via video conference, addressed two-day state-level Workshop of Training of Trainers for U-WIN, which commenced on Tuesday. 

All the district immunization officers, vaccine cold chain managers from all the districts participated in the workshop. After getting training, these trainers will further impart training to the health staff concerned in their respective districts for a successful roll out of the U-WIN platform.

According to the authorities, as of now, the vaccination programme is being conducted in a manual form and with the execution of the U-WIN platform from August, all the data related to the vaccination will be digitised on the lines of Co-WIN.

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