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Vaccination for 18+: More than 80 lakh registered themselves, says govt | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Wednesday clarified that some reports suggesting the CoWin app had crashed during the first day of phase 3 vaccination driver were “incorrect” and the digital platform continues to work without any technical glitch.
It asserted that the capacity of the servers and other parameters have been ramped up to match the unprecedented scale of immunisation.
“Some of the media reports today suggested that the Co-WIN platform was unresponsive/overshooting the server capacity and was not able to respond to the unprecedented number of registrations taking place. It is clarified that the media reports that the server has crashed are incorrect and are without any basis,” health ministry said in a statement.
“The server supporting the Co-Win digital portal continues to work smoothly at its highest efficiency. People are registering on the platform, mostly of age-group 18-44,” it added.
The government said that the CoWin had witnessed more than 80 lakh people registered themselves on the portal, with 3 hours from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
“It is recording 55,000 hits per second and is completely stable.Detailed statistics relating to registration, vaccinations etc., can be seen on dashboard.cowin.gov.in,” government informed.
Earlier in the day, many people complained that they could not access the CoWin portal or the app shortly after fter the registrations opened at 4 pm. Many took to social media to share screenshots of pages showing the error “504 Gateway Time-Out”.
Some people who were trying to get log-in also complained that they were not able to receive the OTP, which is mandatory for registration.
Soon after the users complained of glitch, Twitter handle of the Aarogya Setu mobile application clarified that the CoWIN portal is working and that there was a minor glitch at 4 pm, which was fixed.
It also said that the vaccination appointments for 18 plus will be possible once the state governments and private vaccination centres schedule vaccination sessions.
By 9 pm, the CoWin dashboard showed that almost one crore people had registered for the vaccination.

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