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National vaccination management system to be applied from June 1

Updated at Monday, 27 Mar 2017, 17:25
The Hanoitimes - The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the military-run Viettel Group recently launched a national vaccination information management system.
Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Vu Duc Dam attended ceremony in Hanoi on March 24 to launch a national vaccination information management system.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and delagates attend the launching ceremony. Photo by Huu Hung.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and delagates attend the launching ceremony.
Photo by Huu Hung.
The national vaccination information management system was developed by the military-run Viettel Group in 2015. It was piloted in five provinces and cities and will be carried out across the country from June 1.
The system is expected to help save time and costs for monitoring vaccination records of all residents during their whole lives.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Deputy PM Dam said the system, jointly developed by domestic and international health experts, is applied in all grassroots-level medical stations, covering vaccination management and people’s health monitoring.
The government has instructed the Health Ministry to update people’s personal and health information available in the database of the Vietnam Social Insurance Agency into the system, the Deputy PM said.
Deputy PM Dam asked the health sector and localities to actively and continuously deploy the system in all health facilities at all levels.
He also called on software developers to join the programme, saying that numerous applications are needed to manage the data on people’s health.
After 30 years, the national expanded immunisation programme has proven effective in preventing and controlling epidemics. Over 60 million doses of vaccines have been provided free of charge for children and women.
Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said that the national vaccination information management system with the cloud computing technology which can monitor vaccination records of all residents across the country during their whole lives.
Translated by Nguyen Phuong
Source: Tran Nga-kinhtedothi.vn
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