Disrupting the entire course of the globe, COVID-19 put every human being in shackles. Spreading like wildfire, the virus caused the destruction of life and the economy. While several governments are working towards rolling out a vaccine at the earliest, Brazil seems to be steering towards a more technologically advanced way of incorporating the vaccine into the world.
Blockchain Tech To Disrupt COVID-19
Even though China paved the way to the virus, the country is back on track. However, other countries went to be immensely affected by the virus. While the United States of America is considered the worst-hit country with over 6 million COVID-19 cases, Brazil stands not far behind with over 4 million cases. As the entire globe is in a battle with the virus, Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security carried out a meeting to address various prospects of blockchain technology.
In the webinar on YouTube, the Ministry went on to suggest the incorporation of the National Health Data Network or RNDS, which are blockchain-based systems, to keep track of the COVID-19 vaccine. While the country previously revealed that it hopes to release a vaccination by 2021, the inclusion of blockchain technology would reportedly keep a check on those who have acquired the vaccination.
Elmo Raposo Oliveira, the Coordinator of systems development at the Ministry of Health elaborated on the employment of blockchain tech and suggested that the system would acquire information pertaining to the individuals that were vaccinated and would be uploaded on the blockchain. All of this is said to take place post-vaccination. He further added,
“RNDS ‘objective is to promote the exchange of information between the points of the Health Care Network, allowing continuity of care in the public and private sectors.”
While blockchain technology has its own fan base across the globe and has dipped its toes in many sectors, this isn’t the first time that blockchain technology has been adopted in the medical world. Brazil’s latest decision exhibits the adoption of technology in the medical field. Elaborating on the working of the entire project, Oliveira said,
“So the Covid-19 vaccine will already be within our RNDS structure. So, when you get the vaccine you will already hit the RNDS here and we will already know who took it.”