Apart from server problem, officials cited unavailability of vaccine as the reason for the long wait at vaccination centres.
As per officials, a majority of districts apart from Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medchal have about 1-2 lakh population who are eligible for priority vaccination.
It is to be noted here that after a complaint by the Trinamool, the poll panel had asked the MoHFW to follow the MCC in letter and spirit.
Elderly people flock to hospitals, staff struggle to manage crowds
The Indian Medical Association has urged the Centre to make the CoWIN portal more people-friendly, and provide vaccine free of cost to all citizens.
Covid vaccination: Spot registration proving troublesome, officials urge citizens to register online
Software glitches in the registration process for Covid vaccination have resulted in senior citizens turning up in large numbers for spot registration at hospitals.
Many people, who have been trying to register on the CoWIN portal, have been facing unavailability of slots at hospitals nearby until March end.
After several attempts to register on the CoWin portal, B S Manohar (68) got the ‘server not working’ message.
The vaccination drive for those over 60 years of age and within the age bracket of 45-60 years with specified comorbidities began on March 1.
As of 9:30 am on March 2nd, there have been 39 lakh registrations for COVID-19 on Co-Win 2.0 portal.
Health minister promises that the glitches in the system will be streamlined in the days to come
For administrators, the CoWIN portal not opening and not showing the list of registered beneficiaries was the biggest obstacle on Monday.
The total number of vaccinations in the country have reached 1,47,28,569 on Monday as per the provisional reports.
Beneficiaries can register and book an appointment for the vaccine through the CoWIN portal http://cowin.gov.in, the ministry said.
Citizens will be able to register and book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the COWIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications.