Uddhav Thackeray urged center to allow states to have own apps for COVID-19 vaccination
Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray in his letter to PM Modi has urged the center to allow all states to have their own apps for COVID-19 vaccination
Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, West Bengal and few other regions have contributed with the highest number of cases in the second wave of Coronavirus in India. MAHA Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray in his letter to PM Narendra Modi has urged the government to allow all states to develop their own apps for the COVID-19 vaccination program. He apparently suggested this to cover a massive count of people for vaccination, as it would divide the workload among all the states equally. Thackeray also mentioned other things in his letter to Prime Minister.
“The state of Maharashtra is willing to procure the requisite stock of vaccines in a single procurement if possible, so as to safeguard our citizens and to give a boost to India’s vaccination program. However, the producers do not have enough stocks. If the states are allowed to procure from other manufacturers as well, we would be able to cover a larger population in a shorter time and help reduce the impact of the possible third wave of covid,” stated Uddhav Thackeray in his letter.
He requested Prime Minister to allow States to develop separate mobile applications on the lines of CoWin for the age group of 18 to 44. “CoWin app seeing the sudden surge of the number of citizens wanting to register nationally, there is a fear about the app malfunctioning or crashing, as it did on day 1 of registrations for the said age group,” he mentioned in the letter. He clarified that this would ensure a better interface and experience for the citizens who are really keen on getting their respective vaccine shots.
Thackeray also took to his Twitter handle and shared the letter:
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray wrote to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi regarding the supply of vaccination, technical glitches on the CoWin App & developing a state-level app for citizens’ vaccination registration. pic.twitter.com/oMOX7kfdrA
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) May 8, 2021
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