Nandan Nilekani: India will act as a role model for vaccinating a billion people

Nandan Nilekani: India will act as a role model for vaccinating a billion people

Nilekani added that one of the biggest changes post-Covid is consumer psychology, with many increasingly using payments, trade, healthcare, and education technology.

The President of Infosys and the Architect of Aadhaar, Nandan Nilekani praised the government’s vaccination campaign and announced that India is going to be a role model for vaccinating a trustworthy one billion citizens.

“India will have a vaccine surplus in six months’ time and we will be able to scale up to a few million vaccines a day,” said Nilekani, at the RedSeer Consultancy event organized in India. “The government issues QR codes on digital vaccination certificates that are a good thing. India will serve as a role model on how to vaccinate a billion individuals on a scale, speed, and with confidence.”

On 16 January India began its vaccination campaign with two approved vaccines – Covisheild provided by the Oxford and AstraZeneca and Covaxin alliances of the Serum Institute, established by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech. India has vaccinated over one million people since the vaccination drive was launched last Saturday.

Nilekani added that one of the greatest changes post-Covid was consumer psychology with many rapidly embracing payment, exchange, health, and education technology.

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“The demand has gone from push to pull in the post-Covid world. There is a dramatic acceleration in consumer psychology in the use of digital platforms. This is good news for startups as they have to invest less in pushing products,” he added.

The technology startup ecosystem in India has clearly succeeded in turning the tide after the initial pandemic disruption. Nasscom-2020 Zinnov’s Annual Report notes that the main drivers of growth are the digital sophistication of Indian companies. Digital acceleration, change to SaaS, and switch online, jumping to 55 percent from 34 percent in 2018. Although Atmanirbhar Bharat & Vocal offered market support for Local, remote work helped minimize burning and cross-border trade restrictions speeded up P2P collaboration.

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This year, deep technology and new start-up funds will continue to expand, with investment scheduled to hit 2019 levels. Indeed, India is well on track for 50+ unicorn clubs in 2021 even as the M&A and IPO pipelines accelerate.

Nandan Nilekani: India will act as a role model for vaccinating a billion people

Rajat Singh
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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