Coronavirus Updates : PM Narendra Modi announces centralised inoculation drive, states to get vaccine for free

Coronavirus Updates : PM Narendra Modi announces centralised inoculation drive, states to get vaccine for free

In his address to the state , Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday announced a centralised Covid-19 vaccine policy. “Twenty-five per cent of the vaccination work with states will now be handled by the Centre, it'll be implemented within the coming fortnight . Both State and Centre to figure as per new guidelines within the coming fortnight ,” Prime Minister Modi announced.

He also announced that from summer solstice , all citizens above the age of 18 years will get free vaccines. The Prime Minister also assured the state that provide of vaccines will increase within the coming days. “Work on producing an intranasal vaccine for Covid is additionally happening,” he said.

The Prime Minister’s address to the state comes on each day India reported 1,00,636 new Covid-19 cases and a couple of ,427 deaths, rock bottom in 61 days. a part of it's to try to to with low testing on Sunday. Only 15.87 lakh samples were tested on Sunday, compared to a mean of quite 20 lakh within the last week.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the state at 5 PM on Monday, regarding the prevailing Covid-19 situation within the country. With more and more states asking the Centre to step in, the Prime Minister announced that the Centre will now be liable for the procurement of Covid vaccination ranging from subsequent fortnight .

The Covid vaccine are going to be available freed from cost for all those above 18 years aged , while, those that want to pay, also can catch on at private centres. The Indian Express had reported earlier today that centre was brooding about centralised procurement.

Here are a number of the key highlights from PM Narendra Modi's address to the state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the central government will provide free coronavirus vaccine to states for inoculation of all above the age of 18 from summer solstice .He also said that vaccine supply are going to be increased significantly within the country in coming days.

The Prime Minister said that non-public hospitals can still procure 25 per cent of vaccines, but their service fee would be capped at Rs 150 per dose.He also announced continuation of free ration scheme for over 80 cr people in country till November. "This scheme will benefit over 80 crore people within the country," he said.

Talking about Covid vaccines, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India launched not one but two 'made in India' vaccines within a span of 1 year."Our country, scientists have shown that India isn't behind big countries. Today once I am lecture you, quite 23 crore people are vaccinated within the country," PM Modi said.