Vodafone Idea and CSC join hands for COVID-19 vaccination of disadvantaged communities

Vodafone Idea Foundation and CSC target to register a million on CoWin Portal for driving vaccination for the elderly, people with disabilities, slum dwellers and daily wage workers.

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Vodafone Idea Foundation, the CSR arm of Vi has partnered with the Common Service Centers, under MeitY for registration of citizens to receive vaccination against the deadly COVID-19 virus. The initiative will be a focus on vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The CSC Academy, the CSR & Education wing of CSC, will facilitate registration and scheduling of one million beneficiaries for vaccination across the country through the Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs). The VLEs will act as the focal point for identifying and reaching out to the aging population, slum dwellers, daily wage workers, etc.

The focus of the initiative will be on the underprivileged citizens who do not have access to the internet or smartphone or do not know how to operate digital devices. The VLEs will register the citizens directly on the COWIN app mapping them to local vaccination centers as per the existing process on the App and schedule their vaccination.

“At VIL, we believe in leveraging technology and innovation to find solutions to the pressing problems in the society. Our joint effort with CSC will provide a scale to reach 10 Lakh rural populations who are in the need to be vaccinated. Our aim is to create a one-stop service solution for the disadvantaged village citizens, vulnerable population, and slum dwellers by providing them with services on Covid-19 vaccine registration on a unified digital backbone – Cowin App for an impactful vaccination drive in the country.”

P. Balaji, Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited

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