Centre to provide free vaccines to states for 18 years and above: PM Modi

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Guwahati: In a major shift to the vaccination police, the Centre has now taken full responsibility and made up our minds supply vaccines for free to states to vaccinate those above 18 years from June 21, 2021.

The Prime Minister in his address to the nation on Monday announced that starting June 21, all citizens above 18 years of age will get free vaccines.

Government of India will buy 75 percent of the complete production of the vaccine producers and supply to the states free of cost, Modi said.

He also informed that the system of 25 percent vaccines being procured directly by the private hospitals will continue. State governments will monitor that only a Rs 150 service charge is levied by the private hospitals over the made up our minds price of the vaccines.

Terming it as the biggest epidemic in 100 years, the PM said that India has created a new health infrastructure to take on the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking approximately vaccination, PM said that the provide will increase manifold in close future. He said that India launched two made-in-India vaccines in less than a year.

On vaccination policy, the PM said that it used to be made up our minds that those who were vulnerable would be provided the vaccines first. He also cautioned everyone to observe Covid protocol as it is atill the biggest weapon to stay secure from the virus.

In another major announcement, the Prime Minister conveyed the decision of extension Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna till Deepawali. Which means that till November, 80 crore people will continue to receive made up our minds amount of free food grain each and every month. All through the pandemic, the government is standing with the naughty for all his needs as his friend, said the Prime Minister.

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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