Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an announcement today regarding the vaccination drive against coronavirus. He pays his condolences to the family of the deceased and his gratitude to the front-line workers. While remarking on the importance of vaccination in the fight against coronavirus, he encouraged people to not believe in rumors and come forward for vaccination.
What are the announcements?
He announced a list of relief decisions today for the vaccination drive against coronavirus.
He said that the center will take over the complete responsibility of vaccination from the states. The center will procure the vaccination from the manufacturers and deliver it to states. Every citizen above 18 years of age will get free vaccination from 21 June 2021. On this day, we celebrate International Yoga Day every year.
For Private Hospitals:
Private Vaccine centers are allowed to procure 25 percent of vaccine stock from the manufacturers. However, they can charge only up to ₹150 as a service charge over the predetermined cost of vaccines.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana will continue in effect till Diwali this year. Poor households will get free ration every month till November 2021. This move will provide food to 80 crore Indians.
PM Narendra Modi also said that seven vaccines are being manufactured in the country. Out of seven, there are three vaccines in advanced trials. Two vaccines for children and a nasal vaccine are also under trial. Also, vaccine procurement from other countries increases.
He asked people to stay vigilant against vaccination rumors and fearmongering. He also warned that those who are spreading such rumors are playing with the innocent lives of others.
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