COVID vaccine: Vaccination drive resumes in Maharashtra
Mumbai: After a two-day break, the vaccination drive for the coronavirus will resume for four days all over Maharashtra starting Tuesday.
Halted owing to glitches in the CoWIN app for January 17-18, the campaign will be taken up simultaneously at 285 centres in the state, besides nine in Mumbai, as per the schedule already announced. Nearly 28,500 healthcare workers will be shortlisted for vaccination on Tuesday around the state. Earlier, the drive was halted due to technical glitch in CoWIN app. The software failed to deliver messages to beneficiaries to intimate them about vaccination centres and the time of vaccination.
On Monday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray along all Divisional Commissioners, Collectors, Zilla Parishads and other officials reviewed the vaccination drive. Thackeray also requested the officials to rectify the glitches by the central government and ramp up the vaccination process. He also requested frontline warriors to get vaccinated and help spread a positive message to all. However, in case if anyone develops side-effects, they must be treated on priority and those with serious symptoms must be given extra care, he added.
Principal Secretary (Health) Pradeep Vyas stated that over 100 health workers will be vaccinated at all the vaccination centres in Maharashtra.