Glitches in CoWIN-App results in low turnout at Mumbai vax centres; only 48% get vaccinated on Day 1

A four-day-long drive has been slated next week, where COVID-19 vaccination sessions will be organised as per GOI guidelines.

The world's most elaborate vaccination programme was launched in India on January 16 by flagging off the COVID-19 inoculation drive across the nation. Launched under the care of Prime Minister, this immunisation process was authorised by prior registration on the Co-WIN mobile application which exhibited technical glitches on the first day of phase 1 drive. As a result, only 1926 out of the 4000 beneficiaries across 9 centres were administered the vaccination in Mumbai. The Co-WIN mobile application was supposed to send automated messages to the healthcare workers, listing the date and time of their immunisation, however, due to glitch in the app, beneficiaries couldn't be alerted about their designated slots on Saturday.


No suspension of vaccination drive in Mumbai

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Earlier the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had called off the vaccination drive within the municipal limits of Mumbai for two days to fix the glitches in the Co-WIN application. According to BMC's Executive Health Officer, the civic body identified the malfunctioning of the app and initiated to call each of the 4,000 health workers listed for vaccination on Day 1. As the telephonic-reminder activity started late on Friday night, all beneficiaries could not be informed. She also stated that all those who could not receive the vaccine will get it when the drive resumes.

However, the State Health Department has dismissed any such temporary suspension of the vaccination drive, citing that no activity was planned on these days. A four-day-long drive has been slated next week, where COVID-19 vaccination sessions will be organised as per GOI guidelines.

The state authorities have informed that glitches in the Co-WIN app were identified notice in several parts of the country, besides Maharashtra. As per reports, the state has vaccinated a total of 65% of health care workers listed for vaccination on Saturday. The civic officials have ruled out reluctance to take the vaccine as a possible cause of lower number for now. Additional Commissioner of the BMC has also stated it is too early to be drawing out such a conclusion. None of the centres reported any adverse reaction in Mumbai on January 16.

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