The Ministry of Health cautioned people to download some apps called Co-WIN and share their personal information on them. (Image: Reuters)
The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday cautioned people to download some apps called Co-WIN and share their personal information on them. The ministry said these apps were created by fraudsters who have the same name as the official platform for the government’s COVID-19 process.
Many fake apps on app store
The Union Health Ministry tweeted that some of the apps, named Co-WIN, have been made by fraudsters with the same name as the official platform of the upcoming fraud, which are on the App Stores. Do not download them or share personal information on them. It will be adequately publicized at the launch of the official platform of the ministry.
Co-WIN (COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network) is a digital platform created by the center for real-time monitoring of delivery and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. It is in the last stages of its implementation and has not yet gone live on Google Play Store or any other App Store.
With the help of Co-WIN platform, registration and verification of beneficiaries will be facilitated. With this, the schedule of vaccination, sending SMS in relation to it and giving information about the dosage. Apart from this, informing about any bad effects after vaccination and issuing e-certificate after vaccination is included.
How will registration
According to Indian Express, once it goes live, there will be three registration options on registration on the Co-WIN app or website, which will include self-registration, individual registration and bulk upload. It is possible that the government should organize camps where people can go and the officials will register them for the vaccine. With this, help of surveyors and district administration will also be taken to register beneficiaries.