RS Sharma has given many information related to the vaccination program. (Token picture)
RS Sharma, head of Shanal Health Authority and Kovin App, admits that there is a digital rift in urban and rural areas, but that does not mean that villages have been forgotten. 200 million doses of the vaccine are not only felt by the rich people of the city.
New Delhi. The second wave of Kovid 19 has not left the rural areas of India and due to lack of technology and internet infrastructure, the registration of vaccine on Kovin app is not being done in the villages. RS Sharma, head of the National Health Authority and Kovin App, admits that there is a digital rift in urban and rural areas, but that does not mean that villages have been forgotten. The 200 million doses of the vaccine are not only felt by the rich people of the city.
Sharma says that the primary health center, district collector and officials have been given the responsibility to spread awareness among the villagers. According to Sharma – In our data, you can see vaccine centers in rural areas on the Kovin app. Around 2000 people have been vaccinated even in the most interior areas. It would be wrong to say that vaccination is not happening in the village.
It is wrong to say that technology is lacking
The ANI report had told how people are dying due to virus in villages and how people are not able to register for the vaccine due to poor technical infrastructure. But Sharma says that it is wrong to say that technology is lacking. He says – the India you are talking about, it is ten years old India. Today we have 120 million mobile connections, 60 million smartphones, 70 million internet connections. We are the largest consumer of data.57 percent of people above 45 years of age reached the center themselves
Sharma, on the other hand, admits that there is non-equal but his team has designed an accessible system regarding the vaccine. 57 percent of people above the age of 45 years who have got vaccinated, reached the center on their own, while four people can register with a mobile. You will believe that there is a phone in a family. Apart from this, you can also register through the call center. Therefore, it is important not to blame the technique, but to simplify it. He further says that there are about 2.5 lakh common service centers in India which are helping in registration in rural areas. Every two or three villages have a center where people come and register.
What did you say about the data leak
On the news of the data leak through Kovin, Sharma says that just taking information of name and date of birth, how the data leak happened. How is it possible to identify a person without knowing his name. As far as the vaccine is not available, it is being described as a problem for some time and this is happening due to demand-supply imbalance and this problem will be resolved soon. He says that more vaccine is coming and it is also being made in India after which the vaccine will reach more and more people.