Aadhar-seeded mobile needed for Covid vaccine
New Delhi: every week before India begins its vaccination drive against Covid-19, officials of the Central government guided administrators from the states and Union territories on Co-WIN software management. The states are advised, to seed the mobile numbers of all vaccine beneficiaries with Aadhaar for registration and communications through SMS and to make sure that there are not any proxies during this process since the beneficiaries got to be uniquely identified.
“There can’t be any proxies for Aadhaar authentication. it’s extremely important to obviously identify one that is getting vaccinated and keep a digital record on who gets vaccinated by whom, when and which vaccine,” said Ram Sewak Sharma, chairman of the Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management to combat Covid-19, and a member of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration of Covid-19. He also advised the states and UTs that the info collection should meet the aim of facilitating work which it must be validated at field levels.
Meanwhile, the entire number of these infected with the new coronavirus strain from the uk remains 90, with no addition within the last 24 hours. A sustained decline within the number of daily fatalities too is seen as daily deaths have remained below 300 within the past 16 days. the entire Covid-19 cases thus far in India are over 1.04 crore, while the deaths are over 1.51 lakh. within the last 24 hours, altogether 18,645 fresh cases and 201 more deaths are reported.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted on Sunday saying that the vaccines against Covid-19 were safe and effective and can be available during a phased manner. He added that the beneficiaries will need to register themselves for vaccination which people should still maintain social distancing and wear masks, and follow all other protocols, even after their immunisation.