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Sonia describes the price of vaccines as “a blatant speculation of misery” | India News

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NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to ensure uniform prices for Covid vaccines across the country.
In a letter to Modi, he said that the differential price of vaccines announced by the Serum Institute (SII) following the new government policy implies that “the government of India has abdicated its responsibility to provide free vaccination to citizens aged 18 and 45 years old “. “In these unprecedented times, how can the government allow such a blatant profit from the misery of the people?” she asked.
Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel also wrote to Modi, saying that it would be judicious if the price of the vaccines to be supplied to the Center and to the states is the same. “After the Center decided that everyone over 18 can be vaccinated, the Chhattisgarh government decided to provide free vaccination to all adults in our state,” he wrote.
“Since Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has been developed with the cooperation of the government, it should be cheaper than the one developed by SII,” he suggested.

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