The US technology conglomerate Facebook has partnered with the Indian government to launch a vaccine search tool in its mobile app in India that will help people identify nearby places for vaccination.
According to Mashable, earlier this week, Facebook Announces $ 10 Million Grant (Approximately 74 CZK) for Emergency Response Efforts COVID-19 the situation in the country. The vaccine tracking tool will allow users to find the nearest vaccine center locations and opening hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Care (MoHFW).
The tracking tool will also aggregate and display login options (for 45 years and above), along with a link to register on the CoWIN portal and schedule vaccination appointments.
Facebook said in a post on its platform, “In partnership with the Government of India, Facebook will begin launching its vaccine search tool in the Facebook mobile app in India, available in 17 languages to help people identify nearby locations, for to receive the vaccine. “
The company said it would also join hands with NGOs and agencies – namely United Way, Swasth, Hemkunt Foundation, I Am Gurgaon, Project Mumbai and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) – to deploy the funds announced to help to build a stockpile of critical medical supplies with over 5,000 oxygen concentrators and other life-saving equipment such as fans, BiPAP machines.
As for Mashable, Facebook also said that the COVID-19 Information Center and Feed will also have information on how to seek emergency help and how to manage mild symptoms of COVID-19 at home, and this will be provided by UNICEF India.