India will prepare a system like Co-Win to 50 countries of the world, PM Modi ordered
About 50 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Nigeria and Panama, have shown interest in a CoVin-like system for their vaccination campaigns, and India is ready to share the ‘open-source software for free. A senior official gave this information on Monday. Dr. RS Sharma, Chairman of the Empowered Group for the COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed officials to develop an ‘open source version’ of the software and provide it free of cost to any country interested in it. Have given.
Sharma said, “The covin platform has become so popular that around 50 countries from Central Asia, Latin America, Africa have shown interest in a system like Covin. He was addressing the 2nd Public Health Summit 2021. It was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He also said that a global conference of health and technology experts from across the world will be held digitally on 5th July and at that event, India will share how the system works.
“We are telling the world how this system can work and how we are ready to share the ‘open-source software’ with any country for free,” Sharma said. Countries like Canada, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Uganda etc. have shown great interest. Sources said that other countries like Vietnam, Iraq, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates have also shown interest about the Kovin platform to run their COVID-19 program.
Sharma said that in five months, covin has been able to handle more than 30 crore registrations and vaccinations. He said, “It is a citizen centric platform and provides a source of truth up to the district level. From the beginning, it was ensured that this platform is used for scheduling, rescheduling or canceling programmes. To be.” Sharma said vaccinating 1.3 billion people is not a “trivial task”. He said that the development of a platform like Covin shows that India has the potential to develop such a large digital system.
Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said the pandemic has disrupted the entire healthcare system and public health infrastructure. “Now we need to look ahead and strengthen our public health system. We need to be prepared for such pandemics in future. Our basic objective is equal access in remote areas. It is important to look at health as a percentage of GDP… Health is a state subject but there is a lack of coordination between states.