The VC110SDD solar-powered refrigerator uses Dulas’ advanced phase change energy storage technology to provide an extended operating temperature range of +5°C to +43°C, delivering a standalone vaccine cold chain that can be deployed in a wide range of locations. The units will be used to extend and improve immunisation activities throughout Pakistan.
The refrigerators are accredited by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and are designed to improve and expand the cold chain for the safe storage of vaccines, supporting key humanitarian initiatives across the country.
Dulas has a strong track record of supporting immunisation programs in Pakistan.
In 2017 for example, the Government of Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province in the southwest of the country, launched a program aimed at delivering immunisation services via solar-powered vaccine refrigerators to particularly remote off-grid areas with little or no access to electricity.
As part of this initiative, Dulas supplied over 350 of its smaller VC50SDD units to specialist regional medical firms Askari Enterprises (Pvt Ltd) and Abid Rafique & Co.
Dulas has also announced the launch of its next generation Vaccine Guard – a real-time remote temperature monitoring device that records and transmits refrigerator performance and temperature data anywhere in the world.
The new model features SMS and email alerts that give advance warning of any change in temperature within vaccine refrigerators, allowing for easy monitoring and ensuring continuous security of the cold chain.