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No problem on the Co-WIN portal, ‘direct access systems’ will be further simplified, says Harsh Vardhan | India News

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NEW DELHI: As the second phase of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign began on Monday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan noted that in the coming days the “walk-in system” for people it will be further simplified in the states to ensure smooth operation.
“We have provided some relaxation to state governments. In the coming days, the walk-in system will be simplified, there is a provision for this. A certain number of people can go to the centers after taking appointments through the reservation “he added. Dr. Vardhan said.
Reassuring that the Co-WIN portal is running smoothly, the Union minister said: “There are many people in the country who cannot access or have difficulty booking. All these systems will be simplified in a week. From now on, there is no problem on the Co-WIN portal. ”
On the recent increase in cases, especially in Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, the minister said that there is no relationship between the increase in cases and the mutation of the virus. “Scientists and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) confirmed that these have no link to any mutation,” Dr. Vardhan said.
The central government is in contact with the states and has sent its team of experts to the affected states, the union minister said. “The cabinet secretary and the secretary of health have spoken with the main secretaries and officials. The Center is in contact with all the states,” he added.
Vaccination appointments can be booked through the Co-WIN 2.0 portal.
The second phase of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign for age-appropriate population groups began on Monday with the Union Ministry of Health asking those who meet the criteria to come forward and get vaccinated.
Recipients can register and book an appointment for the vaccine through the Co-WIN portal http://cowin.gov.in.

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