New Delhi: Bihar authorities in collaboration with Meta-owned messaging platform Whatsapp has launched a chatbot named ‘Vaccine Mitra’. The chatbot might be accessed by merely sending a ‘Hello’ on this hyperlink https://wa.me/919431025555 or at this quantity +91 9431025555.
It’s free to make use of and is on the market in English and Hindi languages. The chatbot has been developed with an purpose to gasoline Covid-19 vaccination drive within the state of Bihar by offering a variety of data round Covid vaccines, thus, aiding in reaching out to the administration and addressing queries.
Constructed with a easy interface, the customers will have the ability to choose ‘fast replies’ as an alternative of typing out their queries within the chat window. By means of the ‘fast reply’ immediate of the chatbot, customers will have the ability to seek for the closest vaccination centre, acquire consciousness about Covid-19 vaccines and know different related issues relating to vaccination.
“Vaccine Mitra is a step in the direction of digitally aiding residents with easy accessibility to data associated to vaccination. We’re hopeful that the residents of Bihar will discover this convenient and collectively we’ll obtain success by vaccinating your complete inhabitants,” mentioned Mangal Pandey, Well being Minister of Bihar.
Pratyaya Amrit, Extra Chief Secretary, Division of Well being mentioned that the individuals of Bihar ought to “use the chatbot and unfold the phrase.”
On the nationwide entrance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will maintain a assessment assembly on November 3 with district magistrates from districts the place vaccination protection of the primary dose for adults is lower than 50%. In accordance with the federal government information, Araria district of Bihar can also be within the listing of 40 such districts the place lower than 50% of adults haven’t been inoculated with the primary dose. The info reported that Araria is near reaching 50% with present vaccine protection of the primary dose of vaccines for adults at 49.6%.
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