Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) authorities on the Centre of getting created a ‘barrier’ by growing the costs of COVID-19 vaccines, the Congress in Karnataka on Sunday demanded that free vaccination be offered to all residents.
The principal opposition occasion additionally questioned the Yediyurappa authorities for not asserting vaccines freed from price but for all.
“Instead of encouraging people to get vaccinated, BJP govt at centre has created a barrier by increasing the prices of vaccines. (PM) Narendra Modi, instead of PR events like ‘Tika Utsav’, ensure free Covid19 vaccination to everyone,” chief of opposition in Karnataka meeting and Congress chief Siddaramaiah tweeted.
State Congress President DK Shivakumar mentioned India might be the one nation which is discussing vaccine costs, when it is being given totally free the world over.
“Why has Karnataka govt still not announced FREE VACCINATION for all? I demand that free vaccines be given to all citizens & a roll-out plan be shared asap,” he tweeted.
According to sources, the Karnataka authorities is prone to determine on vaccinating folks of state, freed from price.
The state authorities on Thursday determined to buy 1 crore doses of Covishield vaccine at a price of Rs 400crore, within the first section.
The central authorities had just lately introduced that the vaccination for these above 18 years will start throughout the nation from May 1 as a part of the third section of the inoculation drive.
With authorities giving producers and importers pricing freedom, Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) is the producer of Covishield vaccine mentioned vaccines might be priced at Rs 400 per dose for state governments and Rs 600 for personal hospitals.
Hyderabad-based vaccine main Bharat Biotech mentioned it could present its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, to state governments at Rs 600 per dosage and to non-public hospitals at Rs 1,200.
In a collection of tweets Siddaramaiah additionally hit out at state BJP leaders for celebrating the 5kg free rice scheme introduced by PM Modi, however the identical leaders made all makes an attempt to finish Anna Bhagya scheme launched by the Congress authorities led by him, which offered 7kgs of free rice.
“This is an example for Karnataka BJP’s sickness,” he mentioned.
The Centre on Friday had determined to renew offering free meals grains to 80 crore poor beneficiaries in May and June to assist them tide over the financial hardship within the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a transfer that may price the exchequer round Rs 26,000 crore.