New vaccination information management system to be deployed

The national vaccination information management system will be operational starting June 1, 2017 in Vietnam.

The Ministry of Health has announced it will operate the national vaccination information management system developed by the military-run Viettel Group to cut the paperwork and help medical workers manage the work.

Currently, it takes a lot of time for medical workers in 13,000 infirmaries across the country to check vaccination schedule. The new system will help save time and other procedures worth more than VND100 billion per year.

Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine Center in Hanoi Nguyen Nhat Cam said that if the new system is deployed, it will help save 13,000 working days and over VND2 billion ($87,820) per year.

The new system has been piloted in Hanoi, the northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Bac Ninh, the central City of Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City, and 13,000 clinics nationwide will have to apply this system after June 1.  It will monitor vaccination records of all residents during their whole lives as per their personal code.

Additionally, a person can follow their vaccination schedule and relatives if they download the system.

By Kim Thanh - translated by Uyen Phuong

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