The Minister of Electronics and Information Technology announced the launch of the “Grand Challenge” to strengthen the COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN) system.
♦ CoWIN is a Grand Challenge to strengthen the COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN) system. CoWIN is a digital platform that can be used to effectively promote and expand the mechanism of the COVID vaccine distribution system nationwide.
♦ It was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
♦ The challenge invites talented innovative startups and emerging technology experts to participate in order to expand the CoWIN platform.
♦ It will be launched on the MSH (MeitY Startup Hub) portal (the portal is a collaboration platform developed with the support of MeitY to create meaningful synergy in the field of Indian technology startups).
♦ MoHFW identified seven key areas of technology development to comprehensively address possible constraints related to a complete and effective vaccine distribution system (VDS) and its seamless management in India.
♦ These challenges attempt to broadly address the priority areas related to adverse events such as infrastructure e, monitoring and management, dynamic learning and information systems, human resource limitations (including technical capabilities), vaccine logistics management, and real-time immunization to track enlisted beneficiaries.
♦ CoWIN API (Application Programming Interface) will be provided to the top 5 applicants to prove the effectiveness of their solutions for possible integration with the platform.