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Mar 20, 2020
10:11PM

MoS Health informs Lok Sabha, govt extended financial and technical support to States/UTs for proper storage of vaccines

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The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed the Lok Sabha that government has extended financial and technical support to the States/UTs for proper storage of vaccines in the country including rural areas.

In a written reply to a question, the Minister also said that Under the programme States/UTs are provided with Ice-lined Refrigerators (ILRs), Deep Freezers (DFs), Walk-in-coolers (WIC), Walk-in Freezers (WIF), Solar refrigerators, cold box, vaccine carrier and ice packs for proper storage and distribution of vaccines.

The Minister also said that Ice-lined Refrigerators (ILRs) storing vaccines are able to maintain the vaccine storage temperature for 24 hours with as little as eight hours of intermittent power supplies.

Mr Choubey said that government has already provided 388 solar powered refrigerators and vaccine coolers to States/UTs to store vaccines.
 

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