Highlights from PM-India News, Firstpost
Modi reiterated in his speech that vaccination is humanity’s best hope for a successful exit from the coronavirus pandemic
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI
Welcoming the principle of “one land, one health” to overcome the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced the end of the CoWIN Global Conclave to make the vaccine registration platform available to all countries wishing to do so.
His virtual address comes at a time when India has administered 350 million doses of vaccine against COVID-19[female[feminine . âIndia is delighted to join the world in conquering COVID-19[female[feminine with CoWIN, âthe National Health Authority said in a statement.
The conclave will see the participation of health and technology experts from around the world.
Fifty countries, including Mexico, Canada, Uganda and Nigeria, have expressed interest in adopting CoWIN to conduct their vaccination campaigns, PTI reported.
Here are the highlights from Modi’s address to the CoWIN Global Enclave:
- I send my condolences for the loss of life during the pandemic. There are no parallel with such a pandemic in 100 years. To live shows that no nation, however powerful, can solve such a challenge by insulation.
- Since the start of the pandemic, India has been engaged to share all our experiences, know-how and Resources with the global community. Nevertheless constraints, we could to share as much as possible with the world.
- Technology is an integral part to our fight against COVID-19[female[feminine . Fortunately, Software is an area in which there are no constraints Resources. This is why we made our COVID regular and trace application Open source as soon as it is technically feasible. With nearly 200 million users, Aarogya Setu is a readily available package for developers. Having been used in India, you can be sure that it has been tested in the real world for speed and climb.
- Vaccination is the better hope for humanity to successfully emerge from the pandemic. From the start, India adopted a completely digital approach while planning their vaccination strategy.
- For the post-pandemic world to return to normal, a digital approach is essential. People must be able to prove that they were vaccinated. Such proof must be safe, secured and reliable. People must have a save from when, where by whom they were vaccinated.
- Given how precious each dose vaccine is, governments are also keen to ensure that each dose is regular and waste is minimized. All of this is impossible without a end-to-end digital approach.
- Our technology platform for COVID CoWIN vaccination is being prepared to become open source. Soon it will be available in all and all countries. Today’s conclave is the first step to introduce you to this platform. This is the platform through which India administered 350 million dose. People don’t need to move brittle pieces of paper to prove anything it is available in digital formatting. The Software maybe custom by any country according to their local requirements.
Modi has asked authorities to create an open source version of the vaccine registration platform and share it for free with any country that wants it. The conclave aims to share India’s experience of universal vaccination to fight against COVID-19[female[feminine via Co-WIN, the NHA said. âJoin us as we unveil the story behind the development of a scalable, inclusive and open platform called CoWIN, the technological backbone of India’s immunization campaign,â he added. .