Vaccine administration - pros and cons of cowin app

While it is good that there is an app (it is actually an application) to register for vaccine, there are some issues:
- for a given locality, it shows the list of centres. However, the address is not mentioned. And there are multiple entries for the same center. So, one is not sure if the selected center is correct or not. For example: There is an NR Colony uphc near my den. NR colony is aslo known as Narasimharaja colony. So, if I select the latter, I do not know if it is same as NR colony. If I search for Narasimharaja colony in Google, it gives a distant address. Would be good if the complete address is added in the app.
- No provision to delete an appointment. Only reschedule.
-download of scheduled appointment option does work.
- Most hospitals show as no appointment for the entire month. However, one of my friends' said that some hospitals are allowing only walkin or give tokens and that the covin appointment has to be deleted (but there is no option.
- Govt health centers are doubling up as covid test centres and vaccination centers. This could be a potential source of transmission. The two should be separated. more  

As per an RTI filed with the govt, there is no information on who has developed the app, how much has been spent on the development and maintenance.... more  
More issues: 1. No provision to delete an appointment. 2. For an already scheduled appointment, change to either forenoon/afternoon for the same day or some other day in the week is not possible. This is a very simple app. Whoever has developed this has no clue of app development or how the user would use the app. more  
More or less same problem I have experienced in Arogya Setu. Other Suggestions There must be display at Vaccination centers all (Govt & Pvt ) 1. Procedures of Vaccination 2. What information patients must share with Dr / Para Medical Staff like medicines taking. allergy to any drug. (No one asking this). 3. Can one take vaccine in right arm,most of adds showing only left arm. 4. Post vaccination what problems/ Symptoms citizen may experience, including mild to most mild, Like fever, Pain at vaccination point in arm, general body ache, over all low mood , lethargic, and how long these symptoms will last. 5. If any symptom effects routine life functioning then where to contact? So far reports are quite positive and apart from minor symptome to someone, but in large it's safe. Govt may plan for campaigns for vaccination, as Rajasthan Govt started for all MLAs, MPs & Ministers & their family members to get it at Vidhan Sabha bhawan during day time. more  
That is not all! I had registered for my husband and myself, using my mobile number, on the CoWin website as the app wasn't working. We managed to reschedule appointment and also got our vaccination done on 5th March at Sion Hospital near us. But when it came to downloading certificate - my husband's was easily accessible and downloadable the same day, mine was blank as someone else had also reported. When I tried to access through my mobile on the Arogyasetu app, I get the message that reference ID is wrong every time I try. But at least the app shows on another tab that the vaccination was done for both of us. Even the link sms sent by them opens ip my husband's downloadable certificate, while I see a blank except for my name and bare details. How can I access my certificate as it will be needed for my second dose? There's no way to contact the authorities to sort this out and their helpline number is as good as useless! I tried and gave up in frustration. Senior citizens like us do not need these problems over everything else. It will be better if a print of the certificate is issued to us at the vaccination centre itself! Although I am basically a calm person this has frustrated me no end! more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Covid is the trigger

      Covid isn’t a single event. It’s a trigger. It triggers new medical conditions. Preexisting conditions are exacerbated. It reactivates latent viruses. You age decades. Dysfunctional imm...

      By Anita Gupta
    • Long Covid symptoms (neurological)

      Most common symptoms of the post-COVID-19 neurologic syndrome reported from 3,762 participants were as follows. LocalCircles must check with people with long covid in India as to what they are expe...

      By Malvika N
    • The only race is of survival

      My close friend (40) who died this week in Melbourne had covid 3 times. The first time wasn’t so bad, the second one knocked him around pretty badly, and the third time he died of it. We&rsqu...

      By Irene Willems
    • Events happening

      Whether it is business or social events, they are happening across the country though cases are rising. Business media houses are organising them. Why is it that the desire to make money is so much...

      By Sangita Baruah
    • By Nikita Goyal
    • Supreme Court says vaccine not mandatory

      The Supreme Court today held so as no substantial data has been produced on record to show that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 virus from the unvaccinated persons are higher than from vaccina...

      By Shailesh Deshmukh
    • Science vs Politics

      With BA.4 and BA.5 on the horizon and liver problems on the rise, we are soon to have an epic battle of science vs. politics in most countries around the world. Most politicians have dr...

      By Shikha Mittal
    • Discipline

      Devil's advocate argument is that government could be wanting to make wearing a mask a habit among people, and those driving around have a greater responsibility, especially the affluent, in this c...

      By Ashish Rai
    • Vaccines not much helpful post Omicron infections

      The additive benefit of vaccination with Omicron infection for neutralizing antibodies as compared with infection alone is much lower anticipated protection across all variants, including Omicron i...

      By Harsimran Kaur
    • Open up booster for 45+ instead of 60+

      Last year in March, when the vaccination was opened up for the common citizens, it was for the age of 45 and above. All those above 45 (including 60+) living in a house, who wanted to get vaccinate...

      By Padmanabhan G
    • NeoCov - 1 in 3 dies

      Sorry I am the bearer of bad news. Scientists from China’s Wuhan have warned of a new type of coronavirus NeoCov in South Africa with high daeth and transmission rate

      By Sangita Baruah
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)