Thursday, January 20, 2022

Centre says augmenting availability of Corona vaccine & completing vaccination of vulnerable groups ‘topmost priority’ of govt

Centre has said that augmenting the availability of Corona vaccine and completing vaccination of vulnerable groups are topmost priority of the government. In an affidavit filed before Supreme Court, it said, COVID vaccine strategy of the government is formulated to address immediate, medium-term and long-term perspectives.

On the immediate front, availability, augmentation and enhancement of vaccines and completing vaccination of vulnerable groups is the topmost priority, the affidavit said.

It said, pricing of vaccines is an important issue in medium to long term, and government is making all efforts on national and international level in this regard. The government filed the affidavit in a case pertaining to the apex court taking suo motu cognisance on Covid related issues. The case will come up for hearing before a three-judge bench headed by Justice DY Chandrahud today.

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