Mobile technology to help India embark on one of the largest Covid-19 vaccination drives: PM Modi

PM Modi stated that mobile technology has enabled benefits worth billions of dollars to reach the deserving and also helped the poor and vulnerable during the pandemic.

   
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As per reports, mobile technology is likely to help India embark on one of the largest Covid-19 vaccination drives’, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at IMC 2020 event. The Prime Minister also stated that mobile technology has enabled benefits worth billions of dollars to reach the deserving and also helped the poor and vulnerable during the pandemic.

Three leading vaccine developers – Pfizer Inc, Serum Institute of India Ltd and Bharat Biotech International Limited – have applied for emergency use authorisation in India. The applications mean that a mass vaccine effort could be shortly underway in India that has the world’s second-largest coronavirus caseload.

The government is planning a detailed technological road map to optimise the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. Health workers will be at the forefront of the immunisation drive while information technology (IT) experts will be in charge at the back end.

An inter-ministerial team for this purpose. The government is expected to roll out the COVIN app to track the procurement, supply and distribution of the vaccine to the last mile.