Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that he had appealed to the Central authorities to offer the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to all residents of India. He additionally said that if the Centre can not present the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge. then Delhi would make all the required preparations so that folks get the vaccine free of charge.
“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 might 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, it will likely be administered to well being employees and frontline employees, whose estimated quantity is round 3 crore. After this, the vaccine might be given to individuals above the age of fifty years after which to these under the age of fifty who’re affected by severe sickness. The variety of such individuals is round 27 crores.
Serum Institute of India (SII) has obtained a purchase order order from the Government of India for 11 million doses of Covishield vaccine, which might be out there on the worth of Rs 200 per dose, SII officers had mentioned on Monday.
Ealier on Tuesday, the primary consignment of Covishield vaccine has reached Delhi from the Serum Institute of India in Pune. Three vans left the institute early Tuesday morning for the Pune International Airport, which might be despatched to completely 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 employees. The prime minister made the announcement throughout his assembly with chief ministers.
Referring to the problem of Covid-19 vaccine pricing, PM Modi mentioned that the businesses are more likely to face some problems with pricing if state governments make their very own purchases. “It is better a single agency takes the responsibility – like the central government – it will be better for the country,” he added.
PM Modi mentioned that after the primary three crore vaccinations, he’ll sit once more with the chief ministers to determine the following course of actions
The prime minister additionally mentioned that those that will obtain the vaccine will get a digital certificates. He famous that folks shouldn’t fall prey to rumours relating to the COVID-19 vaccine.