Health care workers show certificate after being vaccinated at JP Hospital on Wednesday.
Health care workers show certificate after being vaccinated at JP Hospital on Wednesday.

BHOPAL: With addition of features of session scheduling, beneficiary allocation and allocation of additional beneficiaries at the session site in the CoWIN app, the dropout beneficiaries will automatically get a chance for the vaccination in a normal process. As per the National Health Mission (NHM) officials, the new changes in the CoWIN app will speed up the vaccination at session sites. And those who missed out on the vaccine due to various reasons, would get another chance through the session scheduling.

In all 44,267 healthcare workers were registered for the first three rounds of the vaccination, however, only 28,155 turned up for the jab at session sites in Madhya Pradesh. While the turnout was not very encouraging during the first two days, it improved a lot on the third day (Thursday) as many districts reported 100 per cent vaccination. As per the data, 16,112 health care workers are still to get the jab in the state. Earlier, all the dropouts were to get the shot in the end, however with the inclusion of new features in the CoWIN app, the healthcare who missed the jab can visit vaccination sites for the jab any time.

The feature of ‘Allot Beneficiary’ in an ongoing session has been added in the vaccinator module and the feature will facilitate maximum utilization of staff deployed at the session sites so that they can cater to optimal number of beneficiaries per session. Such additional beneficiaries whose name exists in the database, can be added to the session. Names of the beneficiary are searchable through their mobile number. Medical Superintendent of Hamidia Hospital Dr ID Chaurasia said, “It is a chance for those who for unavoidable reasons missed the vaccination. With change in guideline and CoWIN portal, now it is easy for the dropout to get the shot.”With the change in scheduling, junior doctors too have been able to get the jabs. There are 3000 junior doctors in Gandhi medical college (GMC).

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