India's COVID-19 vaccination drive will enter the second phase within a couple of weeks and it will target the third priority group – the 50-plus generation.
The Centre has decided that its flagship Co-WIN platform will be GPS-enabled, and beneficiaries, who can self-register on the app, will have the option of choosing the date and location of their vaccination site.
Beneficiaries can also use the app to update their age from the last electoral roll.
Principal secretary to the PM PK Mishra on February 18 chaired a high-level meeting with cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba and union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan to review the progress of the vaccination drive.
The Indian Express reported that a detailed discussion on version 2.0 of the flagship Co-WIN app that will be used for self-registration by the priority group of those above 50 was discussed in the meeting.
“Co-WIN 2.0 is a hybrid model which will allow people to self-register as well as allow programme managers to access electoral data. And the beneficiary can download the Co-WIN 2.0 app. The facts and data will be crossed-checked against the electoral roll," the report added.
Thanks to the new app the beneficiaries will now be able to choose the location of their COVID-19 vaccination site.
Moreover, they will get to see whether it is a public or private hospital and can decide where she wants to get inoculated.
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