Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (June 7) introduced that the federal government will present free vaccines to all above 18 years of age. In a televised handle to the nation, PM Modi mentioned these within the age group of 18 and above can be administered free anti-Covid vaccine from June 21.
He mentioned that Centre will purchase 75 per cent of the whole vaccine manufacturing from vaccine producers and provides it free to the state governments, including that no state authorities must spend something on the vaccine.
Quickly after PM Modi’s announcement, the Opposition led by the Congress mentioned that the vaccine coverage tweak was really as a result of Supreme Courtroom pulling up the Centre over the difficulty.
Determination made earlier than SC listening to
In response to authorities sources, the plan for centralised free vaccination was offered to PM Modi June 1, on the completion of 1 month of the decentralised vaccination mannequin.
PM had then given an in-principle approval in a high-level assembly and the bottom work for it started instantly on June 1 itself. The official announcement was made right now by PM Modi.
Notably, the Supreme Courtroom listening to within the matter was on June three, by when the plan was already given form.