Coronavirus – Health and Governance Issues

[pib] Digital platform ‘CO-WIN’


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: CO-WIN

Mains level: Vaccination challenges in India

A New Digital platform ‘CO-WIN’ is being used for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery.

Q.India’s first mass adult vaccination drive against COVID-19 is a difficult task. Explain.


  • This user friendly mobile app for recording vaccine data is working as a beneficiary management platform having various modules.
  • The platform will be used for recording vaccine data and will form a database of healthcare workers too.
  • The app will have separate modules for administrator, registration, vaccination, beneficiary acknowledgement and reports.
  • Once people start to register for the app, the platform will upload bulk data on co-morbidity provided by local authorities.
  • In the process of forming database of Healthcare Workers, which is in an advanced stage across all States/UTs, data is presently being uploaded on the Co-WIN platform.

Prioritized group

Prioritized Population Groups include:

  1. Healthcare Workers in both Government and Private Healthcare facilities
  2. Frontline Workers including personnel from state and central police department, armed forces, home guard, civil defence organizations, disaster management volunteers and municipal workers and
  3. Prioritized Age Group, which includes those aged above 50 years & those with co-morbidities

(Note: This is not the sequence, but categorization.)

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