Update: National Health Authority CEO RS Sharma who also heads the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration responded to MediaNama's queries. We are listing out his responses below along with our questions. Question 1: MediaNama was able to verify few cases wherein the owner of a certain phone number had no idea that a person, stranger to them, had registered themselves for vaccination on their number. Sir, are you aware of such complaints from citizens? RS Sharma: Such cases were reported from CoWIN 1.0 wherein data collection was done through Excel Sheet for healthcare workers and frontline workers. Registration of multiple beneficiaries with one number was done -- like ASHA workers who don’t have mobile number will utilise mobile number of ANM or medical officer for registration. The CoWIN 2.0 platform provides for registration of up to 4 persons with a…
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