The idea behind this service is unconventional and creative due to factors such as zero waiting time, flexibility to caregivers, reduced cost of availing service, zero chance of missed vaccination opportunity, transparency, focus on infants and caregivers as primary stake holders, certificate of vaccination to educate caregivers on purpose of respective vaccination and as an act of motivation, according to IITH.
"The biodesign process thinking has helped in identifying the gaps in vaccination coverage in urban districts. Mr Jignesh Patel has come up with a sustainable business model to fill these gaps while organically participating with the National Programmes on vaccination with a beneficiary-certificate approach in vaccination. He plans to develop social mobilisation as an easy adaptation of this model through digital campaigns. Once enrolled, this model will close the chance of missing out vaccinations to zero percentage," Renu John, co-head, CfHE and head, Department of Biomedical Engineering at IITH said.
The GCE is a $100 million initiative funded by Gates Foundation that aims to support innovative thinkers worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mould in how we solve persistent global health
and development challenges, according to the release.