The Union Health Ministry has developed a digital platform, including a mobile application, for real-time monitoring of Covid-19 vaccine delivery, recording data, and to enable people to get themselves registered for vaccination.
Addressing a press meet on Tuesday, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the platform, Co-WIN, will help monitor the entire vaccination process.
“Every single India who needs to be vaccinated will be vaccinated, which roughly includes one crore healthcare workers, two crore frontline workers, and 27 crores of prioritized age groups,” said Health Secretary.
“It is to be noted that the government will take a final call on this and these stages may not be sequential. Depending on the availability of the vaccines, these can go on simultaneously,” the Health Secretary added.
Here is all you need to know about Co-WIN
- The Co-WIN digital platform includes a free downloadable mobile application that can help in real-time monitoring of Covid-19 vaccine delivery, recording data, and to enable people to get themselves registered for vaccination.
- One can register themselves on it if they want the vaccine.
- There are five modules in the Co-WIN app — administrator module, registration module, vaccination module, beneficiary acknowledgment module, and report module.
- The administrator module is for the administrators who will be conducting these vaccination sessions. Through these modules, they can create sessions and the respective vaccinators and managers will be notified.
- The registration module is for people to get registered for vaccination. It will upload bulk data on co-morbidity provided by local authorities or by surveyors.
- The vaccination module will verify beneficiary details and update vaccination status while the beneficiary acknowledgment module will send SMS to beneficiaries and also generate QR-based certificates after one gets vaccinated.
- The report module will prepare reports of how many vaccine sessions have been conducted, how many people have attended those, and how many people have dropped out.
- The mobile application will also send real-time data of the temperature of the cold-storage facilities to the main server.
There are six Covid-19 vaccine candidates in different clinical trial stages being developed by various manufacturers in India and in order to augment the cold-chain requirement for the storage of Covid-19 vaccine, the Union Health Ministry in consultation with states/Union Territories has assessed the additional requirement for cold-chain storage facilities like walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, deep freezers, and ice-lined refrigerators.
Presently, the cold-chain system consists of 85,634 equipment for the storage of vaccines at about 28,947 cold chain points across the country and is capable of storing additional quantities of Covid-19 vaccine required for the first 3 crore healthcare workers and front-line workers.