Prime Minister Narendra Modi Has described technology as an integral part in the war against Corona. He has said that India will soon provide CoWIN to all countries. This platform is being used for corona vaccination in the country.
He said that experience shows that no nation, no matter how powerful, can solve this pandemic-like challenge in isolation. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, India has been committed to sharing all its experiences, expertise and resources with the global community in this fight,” the Prime Minister said. According to the PM, ‘Despite all our compulsions, we have tried to share as much as possible with the world.’
India rich in software sector
Noting that technology is an integral part of India’s fight against COVID-19, Modi said fortunately software is an area which has no resource constraints. “So, we have made our COVID tracing and tracking app open source as soon as it is technically possible,” he said.
Vaccination important to overcome the epidemic
Expressing hope that humanity will successfully recover from the pandemic with the vaccine, Modi said, “We have decided to adopt a completely digital approach while planning our vaccination strategy in India.”
The Prime Minister said, ‘Indian civilization considers the whole world as one family and this pandemic has made many people realize the fundamental truth of this philosophy’. Modi said, ‘Therefore, our technology platform for Kovid vaccination, Covin, is being prepared to make it open source so that it is available in all countries.’
50 countries have shown interest
Dr RS Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Authority (NHA) recently said that around 50 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama and Uganda, have shown interest in adopting Covin for their vaccination campaigns. Also said that India is ready to share open source software.