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Maharashtra Halts Vaccination Till 19 Jan Due to CoWIN Glitch

The Quint
·1-min read

The Maharashtra government late on Saturday, 16 January, suspended the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the state till Tuesday, 19 January, owing to technical glitches in the CoWin software, officials told IANS.

The CoWIN application, which is used to tally the vaccine beneficiaries, was erratic throughout the first day of vaccination on Saturday, delaying the entire vaccination drive at several locations.

In a late night tweet, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Commissioner announced that the vaccination drive will remain suspended on 17 and 18 January.

It's mandatory for all to register themselves on the CoWin app before they can be called for the vaccine jab, it added.

Efforts are on to rectify the problems in the CoWin app after which registration will begin and the vaccination drive will resume from Tuesday.

Odisha Halts Vaccination

Odisha too temporarily suspended the vaccination drive for a day with the administration deciding to observe those who received the vaccine on Saturday.

"We want to observe those who took the vaccine. From Monday, the vaccination drive will continue till all 3.28 lakh health workers are inoculated," said Pradipta Mohapatra, the additional chief secretary (health), told LiveMint.

At least 1,91,181 healthcare beneficiaries received COVID-19 jab on 16 January across India.

(With inputs from IANS.)

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