The American technology conglomerate Facebook has partnered with the Indian government to release a drug detection tool on its mobile system in India, which will help people identify nearby areas for vaccination.
According to Mashable, earlier this week, Facebook announced a USD 10 million grant for emergency response efforts on the state of COVID-19. The vaccine tracker tool will allow users to locate the nearest vaccination centers and their working hours as assigned by the Department of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
The tracker tool will also integrate and display login options (45 years and older) with a subscription link to 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 rolling out its Vaccine Finder tool to the Facebook mobile app in India available in 17 languages to help people locate nearby locations to find the vaccine. . ”
The company said it would also meet with NGOs and agencies – namely, United Way, Swasth, Hemkunt Foundation, I Am Gurgaon, Project Mumbai and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) – to distribute the announced funds to help build critical stocks. medical equipment with more than 5,000 oxygen concentrators and other life-saving equipment such as ventilators, BiPAP equipment.
According to Mashable, Facebook also said that the COVID-19 Information Center and Feed will also have information on how to seek emergency care and how to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home, and this will be provided by UNICEF India.