WhatsApp has a brand new chatbot geared toward serving to fast-track COVID-19 vaccination course of for senior residents in India within the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Zero funds volunteer organisation Robin Hood Army on Wednesday launched the WhatsApp chatbot that connects senior residents with volunteers for assist with the vaccination course of. The chatbot may also be utilized by individuals who need to be a part of the organisation, share surplus meals, or volunteer to assist senior residents with their COVI-19 vaccination.
Senior residents have to ship ‘Hi’ to +91-8971966164 on WhatsApp after which reply to the corresponding message with ‘3′ to get a volunteer to assist them with the vaccination course of. It is essential to notice that the Robin Hood Army is presently solely serving senior residents who stay alone.
Individuals may also volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccination drive or different humanitarian work carried out by the organisation by speaking by way of the chatbot. There can be an choice to share surplus meals with the folks in want. The chatbot has been developed by synthetic intelligence (AI) agency Yellow Messenger.
“We are very excited to launch the #SeniorPatrol campaign on WhatsApp to help senior citizens with their vaccination,” stated Neel Ghose, Founder, Robin Hood Army, in a press release. “We believe this campaign will particularly break barriers to vaccination among senior citizens, who can now easily seek help through a simple message on WhatsApp.”
Robin Hood Army volunteers can be found throughout 186 cities in 21 states round India. The #SeniorPatrol marketing campaign was launched through the prolonged lockdown to assist susceptible senior residents get COVID-19 vaccines. It is claimed to have helped 1000’s of senior residents in 155 cities to get registered on the CoWIN portal and go to the vaccination centre for his or her appointments.
“Robin Hood Army has been doing exemplary work and we are pleased that they rely on WhatsApp to strengthen their volunteer network and take COVID relief efforts to more cities in India,” stated Abhijit Bose, Head of WhatsApp India.
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