Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned the countrymen in opposition to any deceptive rumours on coronavirus vaccine, forward of a mega inoculation drive starting January 16. He was interacting with chief ministers of all states through video conferencing.
Modi stated the federal government was aiming to vaccinate as many as 30 crore folks within the subsequent few months. “Round 3 crore healthcare employees and frontline employees will likely be vaccinated within the first part of vaccination. Within the second part, these above 50 years and people beneath 50 years who are suffering co-morbid circumstances will likely be vaccinated,” the prime minister stated.
He stated the primary part can have onboard authorities and personal well being employees. Sanitation employees, different frontline employees, protection forces, police, and different paramilitary forces will even be vaccinated within the first part, he stated.
Modi knowledgeable that the state governments won’t should bear the bills of vaccination of the three crore folks within the first part. “If you happen to take a look at the variety of well being and frontline employees throughout all states, it stands at round 3 crores. It has been determined that state governments won’t should bear the bills of vaccination of those 3 crore folks within the first part. Authorities of India will bear these bills,” he stated.
“Public representatives will not be on the precedence checklist. Solely the frontline and healthcare employees are on the checklist. The combat in opposition to coronavirus is an instance of India’s federalism,” Modi assist.
“India is getting into right into a decisive battle in opposition to Covid-19 and we must always not let our guard down now. We’re going to begin the vaccination drive from January 16. It’s a matter of satisfaction for us that the 2 permitted vaccines for Covid-19 are each Made in India,” he added.
The Prime Minister stated that each the Indian vaccines are less expensive than every other vaccine on this planet.