Sunday, November 28, 2021

20 countries keen on India’s Co-WIN App success story

India will share the development story of Co-WIN, the digital platform that helped it launch and implement a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination programme, with more than 20 countries  including  Vietnam, Peru, Mexico, Iraq, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Ukraine, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates and Uganda have shown interest in adopting the portal to run their own inoculation drives, according to Press Trust of India. 

The Union Health Ministry, Ministry of External Affairs and the National Health Authority are organising a virtual Co-WIN Global Conference on June 30, inviting health and technology experts of 20 countries. 

Sharing the details of the event, Dr R S Sharma, Chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (Co-WIN) and CEO of the National Health Authority, said, “At a global conclave, India will share its experience with regards to universal vaccination to fight COVID-19 through the digital platform. India developed Co-WIN as the central IT system for strategizing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Covid vaccination.”

Co-WIN was operationalised on January 16 and since then it has been scaled rapidly. Co-WIN had already witnessed over 20 crore registrations by early May. This made it the fastest tech platform in the world to amass the milestone in a record four months, an official source said.

Citing the report, Bharatiya Janata Party IT cell head, Amit Malviya hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying that while his lobby was attacking CoWIN, 20 nations from across the world wanted to adopt it.

“While Rahul Gandhi and an assorted lobby of professional critics kept attacking Cowin, the universal Covid vaccination app, more than 20 nations want to adopt it… It must be a terrible feeling for these India haters to see their venom and not find any takers,” said the BJP leader.


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