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Medical experts from across the globe have emphasised that there’s only one way out of the COVID-19 crisis pandemic — vaccination.

To help our readers, YourStory has launched a new vaccine slot finder tool so you can find an available slot at a COVID-19 vaccination centre near you. 

YourStory’s CoWIN Slot Notifier tool searches available vaccination slots on CoWIN every 30 minutes, and automatically sends an email notification as soon as they become available.

Built as an overnight hack, the application allows you to enter your email ID to sign up, after which you can search for the available slots using your pincode and the age group. 

Check out YourStory’s CoWIN Slot Notifier tool here.

Read all about how the Indian startup ecosystem is battling the second wave of COVID-19 here.

Here are some useful tools to help you find the nearest vaccine centres in real-time.

You can also share a tribute to COVID-19 warriors, saviours, and survivors here.

The Interview

In Tier II and III cities, access and information about healthcare remain a challenge. This problem was magnified due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic which pushed India’s healthcare system to a breaking point.

Dr Amita Bahl and Prashant Warier, Co-founder of Qure.AI discuss how to counter misinformation and how healthcare facilities can reach the remotest corners of the country.

Editor’s Pick: 100x Entrepreneur

Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor became a household name with the popular cooking show Khana Khazana that aired for 19 years.

The chef has turned entrepreneur with the launch of his TV channel FoodFood, premium cookware and appliances brand Wonderchef, and 65 restaurant chains under different brands in nine countries. Read more.

[Image Credit: 100X Entrepreneur Podcast]

Startup Spotlight

Improving supply chain processes for the healthcare industry

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, major gaps have been identified in India’s healthcare system, especially in the supply-chain infrastructure space.

To make the healthcare system more robust, Hyderabad-based StratMed is building a large-scale supplier and buyer aggregation platform. The startup aggregates industry demand and helps hospitals and clinics connect with the right manufacturers and negotiate preferred prices. Read more.

[Illustration: YS Design]

News & Updates

Before you go, stay inspired with… 

“We need the vaccines and people to give the vaccines to, but digital backbone is important and India has developed something that is truly remarkable.”

Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder, Infosys

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