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Center, States Should Receive Vaccine at Same Price, Says Chhattisgarh CM | India News


RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Prime Minister Bhupesh Baghel wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday saying that it would be wise if the prices of the Covid vaccine, which will be supplied to the center and the states, are the same as those of the central and central governments. state revenue of money from taxpayers.
“After the center decided that everyone over 18 can be vaccinated as of May 1, the state government has decided to provide free vaccination to everyone in our state,” he said in his letter to the Prime Minister.
Baghel said the Center and states should receive vaccines at the same price. “Since Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has been developed with the cooperation of the Government of India, its price should be cheaper than that developed by the Serum Institute of India (SSI).
The chief minister also urged the center to immediately provide details to indicate the number of doses the center will make available each month, the estimated number of doses that will be available by SSI and Bharat Biotech, and details on the price of the vaccine. to be supplied to the center and the state.
Baghel said these details were essential for the state to arrange for the budget, staff training and to make other arrangements to begin vaccination so that a mass immunization campaign could begin as scheduled starting May 1. .

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