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PM Modi launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the PAN (Presence Across Nation)-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination, the world’s largest vaccination programme, via video conferencing a short while ago.

Indian media reported that this vaccination drive would be the world’s largest vaccination programme covering the entire length and breadth of the country.

According to the Hindu, a total of 3,006 session sites across all States and Union Territories will be virtually connected during the launch. Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day.

The vaccination programme will use Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which will facilitate real time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccine.

This digital platform will assist programme managers across all levels while conducting vaccination sessions.