Covid-19 vaccination campaign is going to start in the country on 16 January.
New Delhi: PM Modi is going to have a big meeting today with the Chief Ministers regarding the Corona vaccine.
For example, how much will the vaccine be available, in which states it is going to be free.
Many states have raised the demand to give the vaccine free of cost even before the meeting. These states are Rajasthan, Delhi and Chhattisgarh, while some states are themselves talking about distributing the vaccine for free. These states are West Bengal, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, Assam, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
During the Corona period, the states have suffered many kinds of losses. In such a situation, talking to ABP News, Himachal CM Jairam Thakur said that even if able people have to pay money, then there is nothing wrong.
The Mamta government of West Bengal has announced a free vaccine to all in the state. TMC says that Mamta Banerjee has made an announcement keeping the budget in mind.
The NDA promised the first free vaccine in Bihar. Talking to ABP News, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey says that the promise of free vaccine is ready to be fulfilled. It is not difficult to understand the political equation of the newly arrived Nitish government by electoral promise on the Corona vaccine in Bihar and the Mamta government which had promised before the elections in Bengal. In such a situation, we also have to understand the mathematics of vaccine and state money.
The population worth vaccines in Delhi is 1 crore 48 lakhs, free vaccine will cost Rs 592 crore, which is only 8% of the health budget. 7 crore worth of vaccine population in West Bengal, whose free vaccine will cost 2,800 crore, which is 25 percent of the health budget. The population worth vaccines in Bihar is 7 crore 29 lakh, whose free vaccine will cost 2 thousand 916 crore, which is 28% of the health budget. If the center gives free vaccine in the whole country, then also know its book.
But it is not yet clear that how much will each state get in the free vaccine for 3 crore frontline workers and what they will have to pay for it. If yes, what will be the cost for vaccines coming after how many and thirty million vaccines? Will it be controlled by the market or will those vaccines be distributed through government rationing or will the government itself buy vaccines and provide these vaccines to the public at low prices. It is being hoped that after today’s meeting, all these questions will be answered.
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