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CoWIN set for a global launch, over 12 countries in talks for borrowing tech

New Delhi: CoWIN, Indian government’s tech backbone during Covid-19 vaccination drive, may soon reach international shores as more than 12 countries have stepped into the final stages of discussions to borrow the technology, as per a News18 report.

12 nations along with a South American country are in queue to get the technology from the Indian government, which has already sent the signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) awaiting the acceptance from their side. South America consists of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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Majority of the countries looking forward to get the tech from India are from Africa and central Asia. The platform has proven to be successful in India where it has also handled 2.5 crore vaccinations in a day, with a load of over 800 vaccinations per second.

“The progress of the initiative as well as the talks is monitored by the Ministry of External Affairs. I am told that so far 12 countries have agreed to sign the MoUs,” Dr RS Sharma, chief executive officer at National Health Authority.



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