• Users Online: 653
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 7-11

“Evaluation of Non-electrical cold chain equipments of all urban health centers (UHCs) of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) area.”

1 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Valsad, Gujarat, India
2 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
J K Govani
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Valsad, Gujarat
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-6486.239549

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: Cold chain is important elements of immunization programme. Aims & objectives: 1) To evaluated the status of Non electrical equipments. 2) To take necessary corrective measures whenever required and give relevant advices to handlers for improving the system. Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted at all the 56 UHCs of AMC area during May 2012 to January 2013. Pretested check list was used having details of various cold chain elements. Results & discussion: Majority (55.4%) of the UHCs had no cold boxes. Majority (92.9%) of the UHC had adequate stock of vaccine carriers. Mean of broken vaccine carriers was 5.9 ± 8.2. Vaccine carrier were properly closed at 47 (83.9%) & secured with belt at 14 (25%) sites. Only 10(18.5%) DFs showed criss-cross icepacks arrangement. Significantly higher number of icepacks had leakage at the session site (38.1%) than at UHCs (14.6%) Conclusion: The practice of using thermocol box instead of cold box needs to be stopped. Effective monitoring & logistic management for all non electrical cold chain equipments are required.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded140    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal