‘Centre to bear expenses for phase 1 of Covid vaccination’: PM Modi
In a meeting with the Chief Ministers of states regarding COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi has stated that the centre will bear the expenses of vaccinating around 3 crore healthcare workers in the first phase of vaccination.
“If you look at the number of health & frontline workers across all states, it stands at around 3 crores. It has been decided that state govts will not have to bear the expenses of vaccinatio
n of these 3 crore people in the first phase. Govt of India will bear these expenses,” news agency ANI quoted PM Modi as saying.
Health workers – government as well as private – will be vaccinated first. Sanitation workers, other frontline workers, defence forces, Police and other paramilitary forces will also be vaccinated in the first phase,” said PM Modi.
He also said that he’s satisfied that we worked together by standing united during coronavirus crisis.
“I’m satisfied that we worked together by standing united in COVID crisis, quick decisions were taken with full sensitivity. As a result, COVID has not spread in India on the scale, on which it spread anywhere else in the world,” said PM Modi.
The meeting was moderated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also participated in the meeting.
The Prime Minister stated that “Around 3 crore healthcare workers and front line workers will be vaccinated in the first phase of vaccination. In the 2nd phase, those above 50 years and those under 50 years with co-morbid conditions will be vaccinated.”
Further, the Centre has aimed to vaccinate 30 crore people in the next few months.