Government has informed that more than 80 lakh people registered themselves for the third phase of COVID vaccination. Health Ministry said, over 80 lakh people registered themselves on the CoWIN portal, in the first three hours from 4 pm to 7 pm. It said, digital platform continues to work without any technical glitch on the first day of registration of the expanded eligible population groups.
The ministry said the media reports that the server of CoWIN platform has crashed are baseless. It said, there were 383 million hits within first three hours and 1.45 crore SMSs were successfully delivered. It is recording 55 thousand hits per second and is completely stable. It said, the CoWIN software is a robust, dependable and agile technology and it offers anytime anywhere registration for COVID19 vaccination. The capacity of the servers and other parameters have been ramped up to match the unprecedented scale of immunization so that the COWIN system provide citizen-centric services.
The registration process for COVID vaccination to all above 18 years began yesterday. They will be vaccinated from 1st of May. All those eligible can register on CoWIN portal – cowin.gov.in, Aarogya Setu App and UMANG App.