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Only 58 frontline workers turn up for COVID vaccination in Mumbai; 54% target achieved on Thursday

Mumbai scaled-up the COVID inoculation drive by adding 6 new vaccination centres across the city on Thursday

The COVID vaccination drive in Mumbai and Maharashtra witnessed a low count on Thursday with a considerable drop in the target-achievement. Though several parts of the state including Mumbai have flagged off the immunisation of frontline workers, a general hesitancy and Co-win app setbacks reduced the pace of the vaccination drive. While Maharashtra vaccinated 57% of the target on Thursday, the island city could jab about 54% beneficiaries, including only 58 frontline workers.

No on-spot registration at vax sites for frontline workers

To meet with the added footfall of the frontline workers for vaccination, capital Mumbai inducted about 6 new centres here to ease the availability of the COVID jab. However, with no-on spot registration for frontline workers, the coverage tally dropped here yesterday. In addition to a general hesitance among beneficiaries, the co-win glitches held back the pace of growth of the drive reported officials. The Nodal officer of Nair Hospital commented that though the app is slow, they could vaccinate a few people.

As per the nodal officer of JJ centre in Mumbai, the co-win application is no longer registering the names of missing healthcare officials into the database which can be pinned as the reason for a sudden drop in the coverage tally. He also stated that in the last two day, several doctors have returned without a jab as this option is no longer available. Several hospitals have reported similar complaints. In the earlier sessions, Mumbai's tallies were clocking around 7,000 beneficiaries a day.

Vaccination Phase 1 performance:

The extended phase-1 immunity campaign began on Wednesday in Maharashtra and on Thursday, about 3,925 frontline workers, in addition to 30,982 healthcare beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the state. Meanwhile, Mumbai administered about 4,331 people out of the 8,064 target, despite the addition of 6 new vaccination sites yesterday.

These include Maa Hospital in Chembur, Kasturba in Chinchpokli, Centenary Hospital in Govandi, Jumbo facility in Dahisar, SK Patil Hospital in Malad East and BARC. The Executive Health officer reported that about 18 centres with 105 booths are administering COVID vaccine in Mumbai, raising the count of state facilities to 593.

Reports have stated that about 50% of the target, cumulating to 3,89,540 have been vaccinated in Maharashtra so far. On the national level, about 45% 96.31 lakh registered healthcare workers have been vaccinated so far.

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