After the chaos and political rhetoric spread after the responsibility of vaccination of those in the age group of 18 to 44 was left to the states, the Center has taken full responsibility of vaccination. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that for all the people above the age of 18, now the center will buy the vaccine and give it to the states free of cost. From June 21 i.e. Yoga Day, all the people above 18 will get free vaccination from the center. In an indirect message to the opposition, the PM said that do not spread confusion on the vaccine and do not play with people's lives.
PM Modi's message to the opposition, do not spread confusion on the vaccine
Vaccination of people in the age group of 18 to 44 has been started from May 1. The responsibility of their vaccination was given to the states. Since then, there has been a lot of politics going on about it. In his address to the country, without naming any party or state, the PM made him realize that politics was being done unnecessarily.
The Prime Minister said, 'The central government had started vaccination on a priority basis, but time and again many states said that they should get independence. Why should the central government decide everything? Some even said why the priority should be fixed. Then the states demanded decentralization of the vaccine, then the Center left the responsibility of 25 percent of the vaccine to the states. Later he realized how difficult it is to get a vaccine.
Therefore, the Center has decided that from two weeks onwards, the central government will provide free vaccines to all. In these two weeks, the Center and the states will together decide its complete blueprint. It is to be noted that many states had started demanding in early May that the center should buy the vaccine and give them free of cost, although health is a state subject. In the new system also people will get the option of getting the vaccine in private hospitals. . However, the government will ensure that there is no arbitrariness in the prices.
Private hospitals will be able to charge a maximum of one and a half hundred rupees extra from the fixed price of the vaccine. It will be the responsibility of the states to monitor it. The vaccine available to the private sector should not be limited to only big hospitals in big cities, the central government will take full care of it. The states will tell the need of the vaccine for them according to the capacity of their small private hospitals. After that, the central government will talk to the vaccine manufacturing companies and ensure the availability of vaccines for them.
Can buy vaccine for others in a private hospital
The government is also going to take important steps to increase the scope of vaccine takers in private hospitals. Special non-transferable electronic debentures will be provided for the vaccine. Through this, any person will be able to buy a vaccine for someone else. Vaccines will be paid in private hospitals through this QR code-based debenture.
Free ration to the poor till Diwali
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also announced to provide free ration to the poor till Diwali. Taking forward the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana announced during the Corona period last year, it was announced to provide free ration in May and June this year. Now, this scheme has been extended till November 2021.
Know what is the math of buying vaccines
At present, 50 percent of the vaccine made in the country is being bought by the center, 25 percent by the state and the remaining 25 percent by private hospitals.
In the new system, the center will also buy 25 percent of the states' shares and give them free of cost.
States will be told two weeks in advance when and how many vaccines they will get.
PM's message to the nation eight times during the Corona period
First: March 19, 2020 - 29-minute speech, appeal for Janata curfew
Second: March 24, 2020 - 29-minute speech, the announcement of 21-day lockdown
Third: April 03, 2020 - 12 minute video message, appeal to switch off the lights for nine minutes
Fourth: April 14, 2020 - 25-minute speech, the country extended the lockdown till May 3
Fifth: May 12, 2020 - 33-minute speech, Rs 20 lakh crore package for self-reliant India campaign
Sixth: June 30, 2020 - 17-minute speech, the announcement of the extension of Anna Yojana till November 2020
Seventh: October 20, 2020 - Appealed eight days before voting in Bihar - 'Till the time there is no medicine for Corona, then there is no laxity.'
Eighth: April 20, 2021 - 19-minute speech, asked the states to save the country from the second wave of lockdown. Governments should use it as a last resort.