India has pledged to share all its experiences, knowledge, and resources with the global community in the battle against COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, adding that the technology is comprehensive in tackling the pandemic.
“Despite all our limitations, we have tried to share as much as possible with the world. And we remain eager to learn from global practices. Technology is an integral part of our fight against COVID-19. Fortunately, the software is an area where there are no resource constraints, ”Modi said, addressing the CoWin Global Caucus.
India presented the locally developed CoWIN platform to the world at the virtual global meeting of representatives from 142 countries. The conclave was jointly organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA), and the National Health Authority (NHA) with the aim of extending the Co-WIN platform as a digital public good to the world.
The Prime Minister expressed his joy at the enthusiasm and interest shown by countries around the world for the Co-WIN platform. Noting that a digital approach is critical to getting back to normal in the post-pandemic time, Modi highlighted the importance of cooperation and collaboration in the fight against COVID-19.
“Indian civilization regards the whole world as one family. This pandemic has made many people realize the fundamental truth of this philosophy. Guided by the ‘One Earth, One Health’ approach, humanity will certainly overcome this pandemic, ”he said.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who chaired the opening session, said that Co-WIN is the jewel in the crown of the Digital India initiative.
“What we have developed is a robust, inclusive and scalable system that can prevent rent seeking, black marketing and other bad practices. The Co-WIN platform can be expanded as required. I am delighted to see the innovative ways in which countries around the world can take advantage of the platform to intensify their vaccination campaigns, ”said Vardhan.
The Health Minister stated that in a country of more than 1.3 billion people, CoWIN secured the challenge of ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines, as well as their last-mile delivery, eliminating information asymmetry and aligning the parties. interested.
CoWIN enabled continuous monitoring of post-immunization adverse events (AEFI) not only to help such citizens overcome adverse events, but also to generate data for policy-making, Vardhan said.
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