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Citing Examples from Rajasthan and Punjab, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Attacks Congress Over Vaccines | India News


NEW DELHI: On Saturday, BJP sought an investigation into alleged congressional government speculation in Punjab diverting Covid vaccines assigned by the Center to private hospitals and demanded that they “roll heads.”
At a press meeting, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri He addressed questions previously raised by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi about the central government’s vaccination policy and the export of vaccines.
He said the Punjab government’s decision to withdraw the controversial order shows that there was something “suspicious” about the matter.
Puri added: “Large doses of vaccines have been found dumped in Rajasthan, another state ruled by Congress,” he said, adding, “Government speculation should end. There should be an investigation to bring the facts into the public domain and heads should roll ”.
He also sought to know the “nature of the fund” to which the money received by the state government from private hospitals was credited.
Citing a communication from the Punjab government, he said that he acquired Covishield for 412 rupees per dose, but sold it to private hospitals for 1000 rupees and they, in turn, charged people 1,560 rupees. Two private hospitals in Mohali charged the people Rs 3,000 and Rs 3,200, it alleged.
While Congress is busy with the “cricket match” between Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, this is what is happening in the state, he said. Under criticism for “diverting” Covid vaccines to private hospitals, the Punjab government had withdrawn its order on Friday.
Puri criticized Congress for allegedly fueling doubts about vaccines, as some of its leaders “questioned” the safety and efficacy of Indian-made jabs, wondering if this was because the party wanted foreign vaccine imports. to get a “commission”.

Times of India