Google continues to support the tireless work of hospitals, nonprofits, and public health service providers across the country. Google says that they are focused on three things right now; Ensuring people can access the latest and most authoritative information; amplifying vital safety and vaccination messages; and providing financial backing for affected communities, health authorities and other organizations.
Google has introduced a lot of features related to COVID-19 in India. Searches on the COVID-19 vaccine displays key information around side effects, effectiveness, and registration details, while treatment-related queries surface guidance from ministry resources.
On YouTube Google is surfacing authoritative information in a set of playlists, about vaccines, preventing the spread of COVID-19, and facts from experts on COVID-19 care.
When people ask questions about vaccines on Google Search, they see information panels that display the latest updates on vaccine safety, efficacy and side-effects, plus registration information that directs users to the Co-WIN website. You will also find information about prevention, self-care, and treatment under the Prevention and Treatment tab, in easy-to-understand language sourced from authorised medical sources and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Google is also showing 2,500 testing centres on Search and Maps, and now they’re also sharing the locations of over 23,000 vaccination centres nationwide, in English and eight Indian languages. They’re continuing to work closely with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to make more vaccination centre information available to users throughout India. Also, On Google Pay, people can contribute funds to non-profit organizations involved in COVID response.
In addition to this, Google has also rolled out a COVID Aid campaign on Google Play, featuring non-profit organizations like GiveIndia, Charities Aid Foundation, Goonj, Save the Children, Seeds, UNICEF India (National NGOs) and United Way.
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