Centre launched U-WIN platform for children and pregnant women

In a bid to make vaccinations of children and pregnant women hassle-free, the government has rolled out the U-WIN platform. The platform is aimed at digitising India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) and has been launched in pilot mode across two districts of each state and union territory.

This platform will help in registering and vaccinating every pregnant woman, recording her delivery outcome, registering every newborn delivery, and administering birth vaccinations and all immunisations thereafter, news agency PTI reported.

Not only this, but the U-WIN platform will also act as a single source of information for reminders of upcoming vaccine doses, follow-up of dropouts, planning of RI sessions, and reports like antigen-wise coverage.

A vaccine acknowledgment and immunisation card linked to the Ayushman Bharat Health Account ID (ABHA ID) will be generated for pregnant women and children. States and union territories will also have access to a common database to track and vaccinate beneficiaries.

Citizens will also be able to track nearby routine immunisation sessions and book appointments. An official also said that through this system, the government aims to make tracking of vaccination beneficiaries hassle-free as records under the UIP are being maintained manually.