25 lakh register on Co-Win on first day of Phase 2, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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NEW DELHI: Teething troubles mainly related to delay in receiving OTPs, selection of hospitals or vaccination sites not being “live” and server issues on Co-Win marked the first day of the second phase of vaccination, reports Sushmi Dey.

The delays, which officials said are being set right, happened even as 25 lakh potential recipients were registered on the Co-Win portal on Monday.

Registration only via Co-Win portal, not the app: Government

Some 6.4 lakh appointments could be booked and around 4.3 lakh vaccine doses administered. While the registration process was mostly smooth, the scheduling option was not working in many cases.

Though OTP and server-related issues were largely addressed by afternoon, many private facilities were yet to create sessions and were, therefore, not available on the portal. Some government and private centres were also struggling to integrate on the Co-Win platform, resulting in a delay in their visibility on the portal, officials said.

25 lakh register on Co-Win on first day of Phase 2
The health ministry also issued a clarification on Monday regarding registration for vaccination, reiterating that it can be done through Co-Win web portal and not the mobile application. Over 1.3 lakh recipients who received the first dose were people above 60 years of age, whereas 18,850 were those between 45 to 60 years with co-morbidities.So far, over 1.5 crore vaccine doses have been administered. Officials said the vaccinations are likely to increase exponentially in next few weeks as private hospitals start putting their act together in terms of logistic and electronic management.

Over 10,000 private hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana and 687 facilities under CGHS have been roped in at present for vaccination.



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