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India: digital divide and the promise of vaccination for all

Sharma, Rohit (2021) India: digital divide and the promise of vaccination for all. South Asia @ LSE (28 Jun 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

CoWIN, an app and website to book appointments to be vaccinated, was introduced by the Government of India to vaccinate its population. However, a recent ruling by India’s apex court has drawn attention to the unfair and unequal nature of this policy towards its citizens in a country marred by illiteracy, bad internet connectivity, skewed digital infrastructure, and lack of a wider digital and public health infrastructure. Rohit Sharma analyses this recent verdict, and suggests possible ways to overcome the problems.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 09:03
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111211

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