The Robin Hood Military (RHA), a zero-fund volunteer organisation, right this moment introduced the launch of a WhatsApp chatbot that goals to assist senior residents to with the COVID-19 vaccination course of. By way of the chatbot, senior residents in India can join with a volunteer from the NGO who would additional assist with their reserving course of. The chatbot can be utilized by individuals who need to be part of the organisation, share surplus meals, or volunteer to assist senior residents with their COVI-19 vaccination. To succeed in out to RHA on WhatsApp, residents have to ship ‘Hello’ to +91 8971966164 and select from choices supplied by the chatbot. WhatsApp net customers can be part of the bot by heading to ‘wa.me//918971966164.’ In an announcement, RHA stated that the WhatsApp chatbot was developed by Yellow Messenger.
Talking over the event, Neel Ghose, founder at The RHA stated WhatsApp stays an essential medium for our volunteer teams throughout the nation to remain related and serve our native communities. “A big a part of our on a regular basis communication with our 1,00,000 volunteers throughout 227 cities occurs by way of decentralised WhatsApp teams. We’re very excited to launch the #SeniorPatrol marketing campaign on WhatsApp to assist senior residents with their vaccination. We imagine this marketing campaign will notably break obstacles to vaccination amongst senior residents, who can now simply search assist by way of a easy message on WhatsApp,” he added. Abhijit Bose, head of WhatsApp India additionally lauded the launch of the chatbot and stated the messaging platform has been serving to individuals keep related and help organisations amid the COVID-19 disaster in India.
#SeniorPatrol is a Robin Hood Military initiative, which was launched throughout the prolonged lockdown to assist these most susceptible within the pandemic, the senior residents of India, to avail vaccines. RHA volunteers can be found throughout 186 cities, throughout 21 states in India. Notably, each state and central authorities are reaching out to residents by way of their very own chatbots. Not too long ago, the Haryana authorities launched the DC Gurugram COVID Helpline. The Fb-owned platform, in collaboration with the Central authorities, additionally updating the WhatsApp MyGov Corona Helpdesk chatbot that was launched final 12 months.