PM Narendra Modi has addressed the CoWIN Global Conclave on Monday. Addressing the conclave, PM Modi said-” Indian civilization considers the whole world as one family. This pandemic has made many people realize the fundamental truth of this philosophy. That’s why, our technology platform for Covid vaccination-the platform we call-CoWIN, is being prepared to be made open source.”
PM Modi introducing the CoWIN to the global audience informed that through CoWIN India has administered 350 million doses of Covid vaccines, including 9 million people one day, a few days ago. He pointed out that vaccinated people do not need to carry around fragile pieces of paper to prove anything; it is all available in digital format.
PM Modi further said that software is one area in which there are no resource constraints. That’s why India made its Covid tracking and tracing App open source as soon as it was technically feasible.
Prime Minister Modi further said that given the importance of vaccination, India decided to adopt a completely digital approach while planning its vaccination strategy.
The conclave was inaugurated by Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. According to Dr. RS Sharma, the CEO of the National Health Authority, about 50 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Uganda, etc. have shown interest in adopting CoWIN to run their vaccination drive.