COVID-19 Vaccination: The government announced to broaden the scope of COVID-19 vaccination. Under this, Corona vaccine will also be given to those above 18 years of age in the country from May 1.
Vaccination for all citizens over the age of 18 for COVID-19 (COVID-19) will cost Rs 67,193 crore, out of which a total of Rs 46,323 crore will be spent on the states. The second wave of COVID-19 has increased rapidly in the country, after which the government announced to broaden the scope of COVID-19 vaccination. Under this, Corona vaccine will also be given to those above 18 years of age in the country from May 1.
According to India Rentings, this means that out of the total population of 133.26 crores, now the population eligible for vaccination will be 84.19 crores.
Spending will be 0.36% of GDP
According to the calculation of India ratings, this work can cost 67,193 crore rupees, which is 0.36 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). Out of which, the central government will spend Rs 20,870 crore and all the state governments collectively will spend Rs 46,323 crore.
The government has made the pricing, procurement, eligibility and administration of Corona virus vaccines flexible. States and Union Territories and private hospitals have been allowed to take additional COVID-19 vaccines directly from the manufacturers.
Government gave 4500 crores rupees to make vaccine
In view of the increasing case of corona infection, the government has insisted on increasing the vaccine. Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech is a company producing Corona vaccines in India. India is making biotech covacine, while SII is producing covicshield.
According to media reports, the government has paid 100 per cent advance till July to vaccine companies Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech. The central government paid a total of Rs 4,500 crore to both the companies. 3,000 crore has been paid to Serum Institute, a company producing Kovishield, and 1500 crore rupees to Bharat Biotech, a production company of Covaxin.
The Serum Institute of India has fixed its price for Covishield which is Rs 400 per dose for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals.
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