Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Government of India will provide free vaccines to states for all above 18 years starting 21st June. Addressing the Nation yesterday, Mr Modi said, no state government will have to spend anything on the vaccine and the Centre will provide free vaccine to all the countrymen.
The Prime Minister said, after much deliberations, Government has decided that 25 per cent of the vaccine responsibilities that were looked after by the state governments, will now be looked after by the Centre. Mr Modi said, though the government will provide free vaccines to all the countrymen, those who want to pay for the same can get vaccinated at private hospitals. He said, 25 per cent of vaccines can be purchased by the private hospitals.
The Prime Minister said, relaxation in corona curfew should not make people think COVID-19 has ended and everyone must continue to follow COVID protocols to win this battle.