Tech Glitch Halts Hungary Mass Vaccination Drive
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Sat 06th March 2021 | 12:28 AM
A mass vaccination programme in Hungary was temporarily halted Friday after health officials said a glitch had occurred in a government registration database
Budapest, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Mar, 2021 ) :A mass vaccination programme in Hungary was temporarily halted Friday after health officials said a glitch had occurred in a government registration database.
But a "synchronisation fault" in a government database where people had signed up for a jab forced a "temporary suspension" of the programme, health official Istvan Gyorgy told a briefing.
Those who received a text message in error will soon get another one with an apology and a new jab appointment, said Gyorgy, who leads a vaccination task force.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban had previously pledged that conditions would be ready to vaccinate millions of people in 9.
8-million-strong Hungary within a short period of days.
The drive had met with "technical problems," admitted Orban during an interview Friday.
Earlier this week Hungary said it changed its vaccination strategy in order to increase the number of people being inoculated.
Hungary, the only EU member to be administering the Chinese Sinopharm and Russian Sputnik V jabs, has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus infections and related deaths since February, and announced a strict two-week lockdown Thursday.
Cases in hospital -- currently around 6,800 -- "could rise to 15,000 or even 20,000", said Orban.