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Govt preparing Covid vaccination platform CoWIN as open-source, to be available for all nations: PM Modi

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PM Narendra Modi was addressing Global CoWin Conclave via video conference, 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.” “It will be available to any and all countries. The platform has been used to administer 350 million doses so far.”

PM Modi also said that vaccination is the “best hope for humanity” to emerge successfully from the pandemic and technology plays an integral part in it. “Right from the beginning, we in India decided to adopt a completely digital approach while planning our vaccination strategy,” he said. “Technology is integral to our fight against Covid-19. Luckily, the software is one area in which there are no resource constraints. That’s why we made our Covid tracing and tracking App open source as soon as it was technically feasible.”

Looking out that there is no parallel to such a pandemic, PM Modi pointed out that experience showed no nation can solve the challenge of Covid-19 in isolation. “There is no parallel to such a pandemic in a hundred years. Experience shows that no nation, however powerful that nation is, can solve a challenge like this in isolation,” PM added.

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