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MUMBAI: The rollout of the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday was marred by a CoWIN glitch making the app not replicate the ‘partially vaccinated’ standing of those that took first shot on January 16. Solely 25% of the recipients eligible for the second dose might get the shot in Maharashtra whereas tons of needed to be turned away with out vaccination.
In Mumbai, solely 4% received the second dose of the 1,926 eligible. Officers mentioned the software program didn’t recognise that beneficiaries eligible for the second dose had already taken the primary shot. In a number of centres, the software program crashed at first of the day and remained sluggish. For a lot of who took the vaccine on January 16, the software program flashed that that they had not accomplished 28 days.
Even for a lot of who received the second dose on Monday, the software program generated a provisional certificates saying this was their first dose. In Mumbai, solely 5 centres might even administer the second dose, whereas in most others, the software program didn’t assist even the creation of vaccine classes. Further municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani mentioned healthcare employees ought to go to vaccination centres solely after receiving textual content messages or calls from the native ward workplace.
“CoWIN was primarily chargeable for the failure to vaccinate people with the second dose,” he mentioned. In Maharash tra, 4,679 received the second dose out of 18,582 who acquired the primary dose.
Pune district vaccinated the best (525), adopted by Nagpur (346) and Thane (341) within the state.
A state official mentioned that they had anticipated this drawback and are hoping for it to get resolved quickly. In the meantime, routine vaccination turnout in Mumbai plummeted to 50% within the metropolis as solely 5,203 of the supposed 10,400 got here to get vaccinated. Equally, within the state, 29,884 individuals got here to take the vaccine.Covid-19: Technical glitch hits Spherical 2 of vaccination drive

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