Newsfeed

Govt preparing for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, holds meeting with states, UTs on CoWIN software

Government today said that it has been proactively carrying activities towards preparing for the nationwide roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine in close collaboration with States and Union Territories and all stakeholders. The country’s nation-wide vaccination drive will begin on the 16th of this month. Health Ministry today held a video conference with administrators from States and UTs on the CoWIN software which forms the backbone of the last-mile vaccine administration.
 
The meeting was chaired by Chairman of Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management to combat COVID-19, Ram Sewak Sharma. The meeting was attended by the State Principal Secretaries, Mission Directors of National Health Mission and State Immunisation officers. During the meeting the feedback of the States and UTs on the Co-WIN software and its operational use, emanating from the dry runs, was discussed in detail.
 
Addressing the participants, Mr Sharma said that robust, dependable and agile technology shall form both the foundation and the back-up for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination which shall be the world’s largest immunisation exercise. He stated that the process should be citizen-centric, and built on the approach that the vaccine shall be available anytime and anywhere.
 
Speaking on the use of Aadhar platform, he advised the States to urge the beneficiaries to seed their current mobile number with Aadhar for registration and consequent communication through SMS. He pointed out that it is extremely important to clearly identify person who is getting vaccinated and keep a digital record on who gets vaccinated by whom, when and which vaccine. 

 

Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch

The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism


 

The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies