Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi slammed the central government’s policies amid a dangerous wave of the corona. In view of this, Sonia has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She expressed displeasure over the new vaccination policy against Corona.
He alleged that through the new vaccination policy, the central government has shied away from the responsibility of giving free vaccines to people between the ages of 18 and 45. He termed the government’s policy as arbitrary and discriminatory and demanded immediate change.
Sonia Gandhi questioned the setting of different prices for vaccines on behalf of the Serum Institute. She asked how the same vaccine can cost differently? This policy will cost the people more and the state governments may also face an economic crisis. She wrote when hospitals have a shortage of beds, medicine, oxygen, how can the government allow such profiteering.
He said, “Congress had already demanded that this policy be reviewed. Of course, no one would agree with the benefits of a uniform price of a vaccine. Intervene in this matter and change this wrong decision. The goal of the country should be to vaccinate people above the age of 18, regardless of their economic condition.
Meanwhile, the Serum Institute had fixed new rates for the Covshield vaccine on Wednesday. The serum had said that the Covishield vaccine would be given to private hospitals at Rs 600. Earlier, these vaccines were being given to these hospitals at Rs 250. The price of the vaccine for the states will be Rs 400 and the center will continue to get this vaccine at Rs 150 as before.
Earlier on Monday, a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had decided to vaccinate 18+. Under this, 50% of the doses issued by the Central Drugs Laboratory will be given to the Central Government and the remaining 50% of the stock will be sold to the State Governments and in the open market. At present, people aged 45 and above are being vaccinated in the country.