Dr. RS Sharma, CEO of the National Health Authority (NHA), said on Friday that India’s Covid vaccination platform Co-WIN will be converted as an organ donation platform to make the current system transparent and to link patients with potential blood donors in their area.
“I will not speak much about the architecture, as organ donation is a very complicated issue, but can only say that the way we made vaccination, we will use the same principle of technology that will cover organ donation,” he said. “Nobody knows if there is any person nearby who can donate the blood. We will put everybody on this blood donation platform which can become an extremely dynamic blood donation platform. Through Co-WIN you can see which vaccines are available, likewise for blood, you can also see who are donors available nearby,” ANI quoted Sharma as saying.
As per a report by ANI, Dr. RS said at the Vivatech 2022 event that the Co-WIN platform is now focused solely on the covid-19 vaccination campaign, enabling information and papers relevant to it.
He also stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is enthusiastic about using the Co-WIN platform for organ donation.
“Organ donation is in a pitiable situation in India, I must admit. There is a lot of non-transparency in the whole system. We can make the entire system transparent,” Sharma said.
Dr said that the Co-WIN portal will be used for national digital health missions.
“The essential idea is that we should use learning from these platforms to deliver more and more health services,” he added.
The Co-WIN platform is being made ready for alerting parents of children about their vaccination program and he added that the PM Modi wants to make Co-WIN platform technology an open platform because it is a tool for the digital public good.
“We are now giving it as a digital public good free of cost to any country who wants it,” Sharma said.
Over 130 countries are in discussion with India for learning and adopting Co-WIN platform technology. “We have just started with signing an MoU with a country,” Dr RS said.
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