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Maharashtra Stops Vaccinations Till Monday Over Issues With Centre's App

Maharashtra Stops Vaccinations Till Monday Over Issues With Centre's App

COVID-19 vaccination Day 1 say 1.91 lakh people get inoculated from a target of 3 lakh.

Mumbai:

Maharashtra has suspended COVID-19 vaccinations till Monday because of technical issues with the centre's software platform for managing the programme, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.

The CoWIN application had thrown up glitches through the day, slowing the inoculation process in places, officials said at the end of the first day of India's colossal vaccination drive on Saturday.

On the first day of the immunisation campaign, the government said it aimed to vaccinate over 3 lakh people at over 3,000 vaccination centres established around the country. By the end of the day 1.91 lakh had been inoculated, it said.

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Government sources said there was considerable hesitation among people about getting the vaccines, explaining the shortfall in numbers. Officials stressed that the drive was successful, there were no post-vaccine hospitalisations and the only hiccups involved CoWIN.