Cost Of Vaccination Of 3 Crore Frontline Workers Will Be Borne By Centre: PM Modi

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The cost of vaccination of 3 crore frontline workers will be borne by the central government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after interacting with the Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing.
“Around 3 crore healthcare workers and frontline workers will be vaccinated in the first phase of vaccination. In the 2nd phase, those above 50 years and those under 50 years with co-morbid conditions will be vaccinated,” PM Modi said.
“We aim to vaccinate 30 crore people in the next few months,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that from 16th January, the world’s largest vaccination program will begin in India. He added that two ‘Made in India’ vaccines have been given emergency use approval.

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Days after COVID-19 vaccines of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech were been granted permission for restricted use in an emergency situation by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had announced that the coronavirus vaccination drive in the country will start from January 16.

The Prime Minister had earlier chaired several meetings with chief ministers in this regard.
On January 9, he had chaired a high-level meeting to review the status of COVID-19 in the country along with the preparedness of the State/Union Territories for COVID vaccination.

Meanwhile, India’s coronavirus tally on Sunday reached 1,04,50,284 including 2,23,335 active cases while the death toll climbed to 1,50,999.

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