Punjab Health Minister Balbir Siddha mentioned on Wednesday that the coronavirus vaccine will likely be supplied for free within the state.
“Not only the government employees but also anybody who come to the hospital for injections will get free vaccine,” Balbir mentioned.
“There are 1.60 lakh health care workers in Punjab. We have received 2.04 Lakh doses of the vaccine. All those who register on our portal will be given the vaccine for free,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal on Wednesday mentioned that he had appealed to the Central authorities to offer the COVID-19 vaccine for free to all residents of India. He additionally said that if the Centre can’t present the COVID-19 vaccine for free, then his administration would make all the required preparations in order that the people of Delhi get the vaccine for free.
“I request everyone to not spread misinformation about #CovidVaccine. I had appealed to the Central govt that COVID vaccination should be provided free of cost to all. If Centre does not do it and a need arises, the vaccine will be provided for free to people of Delhi,” ANI quoted Kejriwal as saying.
In the primary section, along with Delhi, vaccines are being airlifted to Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Karnal, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guwahati, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Bhubaneswar. On the opposite hand, the vaccine will likely be despatched on to Mumbai by way of truck.
The authorities had introduced on Saturday (January 9) that the vaccination program will begin from January 16 throughout the nation. In the primary section, will probably be administered to well being staff and frontline staff, whose estimated quantity is round 3 crore. After this, the vaccine will likely be given to people above the age of fifty years and then to these under the age of fifty who’re affected by critical sickness. The variety of such people is round 27 crores.
Earlier on Tuesday, the primary consignment of Covishield vaccine has reached Delhi from the Serum Institute of India in Pune. Three vehicles left the institute early Tuesday morning for the Pune International Airport, which will likely be despatched to totally different elements of the nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (January 11) introduced that the Centre will bear the price of vaccination of healthcare and frontline staff. The prime minister made the announcement throughout his assembly with chief ministers.