Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has urged the central authorities to permit states to develop their ownapplications for COVID-19 vaccination programme.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thackeray stated the vaccination drive in Maharashtra has been the “quickest and essentially the most environment friendly within the nation”. At current, individuals need to register their names on CoWIN platform launched by the central authorities for the vaccination.
“As we plan to open up vaccination for the 18 to 45 age group by way of the state’s procurement, the CoWIN app is seeing a sudden surge within the variety of residents desirous to register nationally. There may be concern in regards to the app malfunctioning and crashing because it did on the primary day of registration of the age group,” he stated.
“We suggest both a separate app developed by states, the place the information could be shared with the Union authorities’s ministry of well being or a CoWIN app for every state, developed and assigned by the federal government of India,” he stated.
This may guarantee higher interface and expertise for residents who’re actually eager to take the vaccine shot, the chief minister added. Thackeray wrote that the vaccine provide was additionally a significant problem.
“If attainable, the state is keen to obtain the requisite inventory of vaccines in a single procurement. Nonetheless, the producers would not have sufficient shares.
If the states are allowed to obtain vaccines from different producers as properly, a big inhabitants can be coated in a shorter time and assist scale back the impression of a attainable third wave,” the CM siad.
He additionally requested that the ICMR could set the medical framework for the FDAs of every state, inside which numerous vaccines accessible to the world could also be procured to battle COVID-19.