Luxembourg-based medical cold chain solutions provider B Medical Systems has announced the installation of Solar Direct Drive Vaccine Refrigerators at the Public Health Centres and Sub Centres in Meghalaya.
The Hon. Ambassador Hon. Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to India, Ms. Peggy Frantzen visited the Mawlynrei centre to commission the device. She presented the first made in India vaccine carrier to the PHC Sub Centre.
The event was attended by the:
- Minister of State & MLA Meghalaya, Mr. Pyniaid Sing Syiem
- District Immunisation Officer, Dr E L Kharmutee
- Additional district medical & health officer ekh Dr. E G Tariang
- MO of PHC & Assistant Doctor of Mawlynrei SC, Dr. Kynjing
- MOIC of PHC and HOD of Mawlynrei SC, Dr. Hamar Synmon
- Senior Program Coordinator in Selco Foundation for Meghalya, Ms. Arnicia Kharnaior
- Village head, Mr. O Pyngrope
The solar direct drive refrigerators manufactured by B Medical Systems are powered by solar energy and ensure the safe storage of vaccines even in locations with unreliable electricity. The company is in the process of installing several units across the country.
Sharing his excitement about the new project, Mr. Jesal Doshi, CEO of B Medical Systems India Pvt Ltd said. “There is a difference between developing the vaccine and administering it effectively and sustainably. This is where solar direct drive vaccine refrigerators play a crucial role. These units store vaccines reliably even during periods of power outages but also rely on green and sustainable solar power. Green cold chains are the future and we are excited to bring this product and technology to India. I am also happy that our new made-in-India vaccine transport boxes are ready for the country. These will play a critical role in successful outreach campaigns across the country. We continue working towards our vision of making India the vaccine cold chain capital of the world and the installation of these solar direct drive refrigerators across the country is a significant step towards achieving this goal and making India self-reliant when it comes to robust medical cold chain infrastructure. I would like to specially thank the Govt of India and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for all the support’’
B Medical Systems India Pvt Ltd was established in India early 2021 after B Medical Systems received the invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to establish a production facility in India to support the country’s immunization efforts following the virtual bi-lateral summit between India and Luxembourg in November 2020.