On the first day, 1.33 Crore people registered for vaccination in the Cowin portal on Wednesday. It handled more than 50 thousand Application Program Interface API calls per second. The vaccination for people 18 years and above will begin on Saturday. Government said, Co-WIN digital platform continues to work without any technical glitch on the first day of registration of the expanded eligible population groups.
Health Ministry said, in the first 3 hours from 4 pm to 7 pm, more than 80 lakh people registered themselves on the portal. The Ministry clarified that the media reports that the server of Co Win platform has crashed are incorrect and are without any basis. It said, there were 383 million API hits within first 3 hours and as many as 1.45 crore SMSs were successfully delivered.
Health Ministry said, the Statistics indicates that far from crashing or performing slowly, the system is performing without any glitches. It is recording 55 thousand hits per second and is completely stable.
It said, the Co-WIN 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.
It said, inclusivity, speed and scalability have been kept in mind while designing the unique digital platform with all components being portable, synchronous without excessive and unnecessary dependencies.