According to Mashable, earlier this week, Facebook introduced a USD 10 million grant for emergency response efforts for the COVID-19 state of affairs in the nation. The vaccine tracker tool will permit customers to search out the closest vaccine centre areas and their hours of operation as shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
The tracker tool will even combination and show walk-in choices (for 45 years and above) together with a hyperlink to register on the Cowin portal and schedule vaccination appointments.
Facebook stated in a publish on its platform, “Partnering with the Government of India, Facebook will begin rolling out its Vaccine Finder tool on the Facebook mobile app in India available in 17 languages to help people identify places nearby to get the vaccine.”
The firm stated that it is usually shall be becoming a member of arms with NGOs and companies — specifically, United Way, Swasth, Hemkunt Foundation, I Am Gurgaon, Project Mumbai and US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) — to deploy the funds introduced to assist construct up a inventory of vital medical provides with over 5,000 oxygen concentrators and different life-saving gear like ventilators, BiPAP machines.
As per Mashable, Facebook additionally stated that the COVID-19 Information Center and in Feed will even have info on the way to search emergency care and the way to handle gentle COVID-19 signs at residence, and this shall be offered by UNICEF India.