Dhaka — Popular messaging platform imo is working to increase the number of vaccinators to prevent coronavirus (Covid-19) to meet the target of the Bangladesh government. Imo has introduced a new feature in the app, which will speed up their efforts to achieve this goal.
According to imo, it is very popular among Bangladeshis due to its remarkable call quality and low data cost compared to other communication apps and more people use this app. And using this issue, Imo will work to increase vaccination registration.
The purpose of this feature is to reduce the complexity of the online vaccine registration process for Bangladeshis.
It will redirect users who can be vaccinated to the safety website, make their appointments and select the hospital where they want to be vaccinated. The registrants will then be informed of the time and date of vaccination via SMS from the concerned authority.
Currently, just over 7.2 million people in the country have registered online to get the Covid-19 vaccine, which is very small for the planned population.
However, in recent times, more vaccines have been introduced in the country and the minimum age for vaccination has been lowered to 35, increasing the chances of a significant increase in the number of vaccinators.
Imo hopes they can reach the remaining unregistered people through their platform. This new function is available under the app’s ‘Explore’ tab called ‘Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment’.
By clicking here, users will also get a tutorial on what to do for their convenience, showing how to register step by step.
According to imo, since the onset of the global epidemic, imo has expressed solidarity with the Government of Bangladesh in combating Covid-19.
Last year, imo launched a special hotline in Bengali within the app to inform expatriate Bangladeshi workers about safety and hygiene.
The hotlines have connected them with Bangladeshi doctors who will explain the matter better in Bengali. Through which communication with them has been made more effective and fruitful.