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Govt's Co-WIN app to track both Covid-19 vaccine and its recipients

Experts say technologies such as IoT, AI, machine learning and blockchain play a key role in tracking these vaccines and detecting any changes

Co-WIN, coronavirus vaccine, covid, Technology, AI, machine learning, apps, smartphone, mobile, data, IoT, internet of things
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The challenge is to work with existing IT systems, integrate them and increase backend capacity to be able to cater to 1.3 billion Indians

Neha AlawadhiPeerzada Abrar New Delhi/Bengaluru
In Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 film Contagion, people wore bar-coded wristbands to show they had been inoculated against a deadly virus that killed millions of people worldwide.

Today, as countries vaccinate their citizens against the coronavirus, a similar scenario is becoming a reality. Technologies such as blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are being used to deliver vaccines against Covid-19, which has caused over 2 million deaths globally.  

The Indian government is betting on the Co-WIN (Covid-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network) digital platform, a repurposed version of eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network). The ministry of health and family welfare

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First Published: Jan 24 2021 | 10:50 PM IST

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