Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey clarified that the MHWF developed the Co-WIN app with the support of the United Nations Development Programme.
In January of 2021, MeitY responded by stating that no data is available on the information sought. "about information sought, no data is available with Innovation and IPR Division, MeitY", the response read.
On February 05, Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey told the Lok Sabha that the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare developed the CoWin app with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He further said that 58.90 lakh people were registered on the app. Even a document released by MeitY noted that CoWin was headed by the CEO of National Health Authority R.S. Sharma, with support provided by MeitY, NIC, National E-governance division, and many more.
In July 2021, the government of India offered an open-source code for CoWin after several countries expressed interest. The government announced that it wouldn't attach any intellectual property rights to it. The code will also be given to countries looking for an "orderly and transparent vaccination program," The Times of India reported.
Though the Innovation and IPR Division of the Ministry of Electronics Information Technology didn't know who developed the CoWin app according to their RTI response; however, the Health Minister clarified that the app was developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Therefore, it would be misleading to say that India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has no information about the developer of the CoWin app.
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