The ministry of health and family welfare has warned citizens against downloading fake CoWIN apps that are doing the rounds on app stores. The government’s Co-WIN app is still under development.
the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has informed citizens about the Co-Win platform that will be used to monitor the vaccination drive in the country.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan recently made clear that the self-registration module of Co-WIN has not been released and citizens should stay alert from being duped by fraudulent apps with similar names asking for details of beneficiaries.
“There are several apps that are named Co-WIN on mobile app stores and also several websites claiming to have an APK for the Co-WIN app. However, none of these apps are official apps for COVID-19 immunization,” the ministry of health noted in a tweet.
The application comes with five different modules, namely – Administrator module, Registration module, Vaccination module, Beneficiary Acknowledgement module, and Report module.
Citizens who are not frontline health workers can register for the vaccine via the ‘Registration Module’ within a month. Currently, the app will be used as a back-end software during COVID-19 vaccination drive.
“The self-registration module of Co-WIN App has not been released yet. Be wary of any fraudulent apps with similar names that may exist on different platforms,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.
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Photo identity will be required for registration. As expected, the admins via the ‘Administrator module’ will be able to track the information provided by citizens on India. “It will upload bulk data on co-morbidity provided by local authorities or by surveyors,” the government had explained last month. Admins will also be responsible for creating sessions, and the respective vaccinators and managers will receive relevant notifications and alerts.
People will need to upload a photo identity in order to register. It can be an Aadhar Card, Driving License, PAN Card, and others. Union Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan has announced that the vaccination will be free for frontline workers. The cost to the general public has not been announced yet.