Free Covid vaccines for all, only Centre to procure

Free Covid vaccines for all, only Centre to procure

Newsdesk |
June 8, 2021

Reversing his government’s Covid-19 vaccination policy amid a chorus from states that it should take over vaccine procurement, and probing questions recently from the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Monday that the Centre will provide free vaccines to states for inoculation of all above age 18 from June 21.

New Delhi, 8 June 2021                                                                            

As per news report of The Indian Express, in an address to the nation, the Prime Minister said the Centre will buy 75 per cent of doses from vaccine makers, including 25 per cent of the state quota, and give it for free to state governments. No state government, he said, will have to spend on vaccine procurement. He said private sector hospitals can continue to procure 25 per cent of vaccines, but the service charge will be capped at Rs 150 per dose over the fixed price of the vaccine.



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