Agency, New Delhi
Published by: Dev Kashyap
Updated Sun, 30 May 2021 12:48 AM IST
Vaccination in India
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Dr. RS Sharma, president of the Empowered Group (Technology and Data Management) set up to attack Kovid-19 (Corona virus), said Kovin is the technical backbone of the vaccination campaign in India, covering all aspects of the vaccination process. The complaint of not having a vaccination slot available on the Kovin app began on April 28, after opening the registration for the age group of 18 to 44 years. The ratio of the difference between demand and vaccine supply in this age group can surprise anyone.
According to Sharma, 24.4 crore people have been registered so far, of which 16.7 crore people have been given at least one dose. Accordingly, out of 1.37 billion Indians, 12.21 percent have reached at least one dose and currently one in every eight Indians has been covered under vaccine protection. But if we look at only 94 crore people who are only 18 plus age, then two Indians out of every 11, ie about 17.67 per cent people have received one dose of vaccine till now. The Kovin platform has an important role in managing such a large number of real-time data, on which the data up to the level of a district can be seen in a state.
Beware of fraudsters in the name of getting a vaccine slot
Dr. RS Sharma said that the third party developers on the Kovin app have been given access to the API only. All the tests have been done very seriously from the security point of view on the platform. He said, if any man were able to enter this app by giving 400 to 3000 rupees to hackers, then we would not be able to put more than 9 crore vaccines through online registration. He appealed to everyone to beware of such fraudsters and not give them any money.
Registration will be available in 14 local languages soon
Dr. Sharma informed that in order to make the registration process on Kovin app as easy as possible for all, the facility of 14 local languages will soon be started on it. Apart from this, more than 2.5 lakh Community Service Centers (CSCs) have been empowered to register for the people of rural areas in the country. Also, the process of setting up a call center in collaboration with the National Health Authority (NHA) to get admission in Kovin app through just one phone call is also going on. Offline registration facility is available at vaccine centers for those who do not register online, through which more than 1.10 crore doses have been applied.