India To Make CoWIN Available To All Countries: PM Modi
New Delhi: The government of India is making CoWIN, its COVID-19 vaccination platform, as an open source and will soon make it available to all countries.
“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,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing Global CoWin Conclave via video conference.
About 50 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama and Uganda, have shown interest in adopting CoWIN to conduct their vaccination drives, which is the “best hope for humanity” to come out of the pandemic.
“Right from the beginning, we in India decided to adopt a completely digital approach while planning our vaccination strategy. Technology is integral to our fight against Covid-19. Luckily, 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,” Modi said.
He observed that the global COVID-19 pandemic, which broke out in March 2020, showed that no nation can solve the challenges posed by the coronarvirus 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,” the PM said.