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Mumbai records highest number of jabs in 1 day; chaos at JJ Hospital due to app snag | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The city recorded the highest number of vaccinations carried out in a single day on Monday since the drive started on January 16. A total of 86,887 doses were administered, of which 64,610 were given in the private sector and 20,448 in the public. It means as much as 74% was paid vaccination, while the free centres could give only 26% shots.
Public vaccination centres not just continue to grapple with shortage of doses, but also Co-Win glitches. On Monday, commotion broke out at JJ Hospital where over 90 people were turned away due to a glitch in Co-Win that allowed them to book a slot for the first dose of Covaxin. On reaching the hospital, they were told that the session was created by mistake and that the hospital didn’t have Covaxin to spare for first shots.
Advocate D M Galani, who was among the people who had to return without vaccination, said if the session was created by mistake, it should have been cancelled. “Worse, when I tried to reschedule, Co-Win gave me an appointment for December 2022,” Galani said.
A senior official from JJ said the session was created by mistake and before they could cancel, people had booked appointments. “We spoke to the BMC too, but they said we have no choice but to cancel the whole thing. We offered people to take Covishield, but most refused,” he said. The hospital is administering Covaxin only as a second dose.
Meanwhile, a civic official said they had around 15,000 doses to sustain the drive on Tuesday. Dr Mangala Gomare, BMC’s executive health officer, said Mumbai is expected to receive some doses in the next few days. The BMC said the number of private hospitals administering vaccines has jumped to 31.


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