Covid-19 vaccination continues in West Bengal, CoWIN glitches reported

In West Bengal, the coronavirus vaccination drive resumed at 207 websites on Monday, a senior official of the well being division stated. Beneficiaries, principally frontline employees, reached the websites as scheduled to obtain the doses.

Glitches in the CoWIN portal have been reported from a number of websites, following which well being officers selected to finish the method of documentation and allocation manually, he added.

‘CoWIN portal just isn’t functioning’

“The vaccination drive started round 9 am. We hope that those that didn’t come on the primary day will flip up at this time. The general public who’ve obtained SMSes have already reached the centres. Round 100 beneficiaries might be receiving the Covishield vaccine from every centre at this time,” the official stated.

“The CoWIN portal just isn’t functioning. We face hassle for session allocation, itemizing of beneficiaries and sending of SMSes,” he stated, including that well being officers labored around the clock to beat the restrictions on Sunday.

West Bengal witnessed 75.9 per cent turnout for the vaccination programme with 4 districts registering 100 per cent success on Saturday, the official stated.

“These districts are Purba Bardhaman (700/700), Jhargram (400/400), Darjeeling (498/500) and Kalimpong (100/100),” he stated.

There have been 5 different districts that registered above 90 per cent turnout. Purba Medinipur registered 96 per cent (995/1,037) turnout, adopted by Kolkata (93 per cent) and Murshidabad (92 per cent), the official stated.

14 hostile occasions reported

Fourteen circumstances of hostile occasion following immunisation (AEFI) have been reported from totally different districts on Saturday, together with one from Kolkata. Whereas a nurse is present process therapy on the vital care unit of the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical Faculty and Hospital in the metropolis, 13 others are “doing superb”, he stated.

A crew of medical doctors is monitoring the well being situation of the girl on the NRS Hospital. “Others are in contact with the respective district well being officers for a day by day replace on whether or not they’re dealing with any drawback,” he added.

AEFI is any untoward medical prevalence following immunisation and may not have a relation with the vaccination course of.

(With inputs from PTI)

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