According to Mashable, earlier this week, Facebook announced a grant of 10 10 million (approximately Rs 74 crore) for emergency response efforts for the Covid-19 situation in the country. The vaccine tracker tool will allow users to locate nearby vaccine centers and their hours of operation shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW).
The Tracker tool will integrate and display 45K-in options (for 45 years and older) to ensure a link to the registration on the Covin portal and a list of vaccination appointments.
Facebook, in a post on its platform, said, “In partnership with the Government of India, Facebook will start making its Vaccine Finder tool available in 17 languages on the Facebook mobile app in India to help people identify nearby places to get vaccinated. ”
The company said it would deploy the announced funds to join NGOs and agencies – United Way, Swastha, Hemkunt Foundation, IM Gurgaon, Project Mumbai and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). Critical, with more than 1,000 oxygen concentrators and other life-saving devices such as ventilators, BIP AP machines, help build a complex medical supply stock.
According to Mashable, Facebook also said that the COVID-19 information center and feed will have information on how to take emergency care and how to manage mild COVID-19 symptoms at home, and this will be provided by UNICEF India.