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India To Share CoWIN Open-Source Version

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 29, Jun 2021, 18:23 pm IST | UPDATED: 30, Jun 2021, 9:24 am IST

India To Share CoWIN Open-Source Version

The campaign to provide the Covid-19 vaccine in India is progressing rapidly. People are registering themselves through the CoWIN app to book the slot for getting vaccinated. Meanwhile, about 50 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Nigeria and Panama, want to use a system like CoWIN for their vaccination drive. India has also agreed to share 'open source software' for free. A government senior official gave information regarding this on Monday. 

Dr RS Sharma, chairman of the Empowered Group for the Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign, said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to develop an 'open source software' of the software and provide it free of cost to any country interested in it.

Dr RS Sharma said, “The CoWIN platform has become so popular that as many as 50 countries from Central Asia, Latin America, Africa all have shown interest in using it." He also said that a global conclave of health and technology experts from around the world will be held virtually on July 5 where India will share how the system works. He further said, "CoWIN has become very popular in five months and I am happy that we can now help other countries as well. If we want to win the war against CoVID-19, then we have to work together. For this the cooperation from all the countries is necessary."

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