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No inoculation for nCoV in Mumbai till Jan 18

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA 

Mumbai, Jan 16: The inoculation drive for coronavirus will be sus-pended in Mumbai for the next two days owing to technical issues with the CoWlNapp, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said Saturday night.

 Co-WIN app allows registration for the vaccination. “Digital registration is manda-tory for Covid-19 vaccination, but on the first day of the drive today, the government had allowed offline registration in rase of any technical problem,

” the civic body said in a statement. Howeveg the state government has now directed that all further registration should be made through the app, it added. In view of this direction and problems with the Co-WIN app, inoculation in Mumbai will be suspended while the Union gov-ernment removes the problem, an official said.

 As to the rest of Maharashtra, a state government official said that no inoculation had been planned for the next two days in any case. On the first day of the drive, of 4,000 healthcare workers sched-uled for vaccination at nine cen-tres in the city only 1,926 were ad-ministered the jab, the BMC data showed. The highest 289 health work-ers were given vaccines at Rajawadi hospital,

 followed by 266 at Bhabha Hospital, and 262 at Cooper Hospital which was also part of the nationwide live launch of the drive by Prime Minister—I Narendra Modi. Only 39 healthworkers got the jab at the state-run JJ Hospital, while 220 persons were vaccinated at BKC center from where Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray launched statewide inoculation drive.

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