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Nandan Nilekani: How to vaccinate a billion people | On The Record

Sep 04, 2020 08:26 IST
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Once the mission of developing a vaccine for Covid-19 is accomplished, India is staring at another Herculean task - administering the vaccine on more than a billion people. Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys and former chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India, which manages the Aadhaar scheme, says that India will have to vaccinate 5-10 million people per day, otherwise the drive may take too long. He also supported leveraging the Aadhaar experience to make the vaccine programme more efficient, instead of using traditional methods. Nilekani said that a new and dedicated vaccination infrastructure along the lines of Aadhaar would be better for the task.

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