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Congress unhappy after NCP leader Nawab Malik announces the scheme of free vaccines

Starting May 1, 2021, COVID-19 vaccines will be given to citizens above 18 and the Thackeray government has started planning the drive actively.

Congress unhappy after NCP leader Nawab Malik announces the scheme of free vaccines
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On Monday, April 26, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat stated that the decision on free vaccinations against the coronavirus for the citizens of the state should be announced by the Chief Minister and an attempt by others to take credit for it was not good.

This comes a day after Maharashtra Minority Affairs Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik said the state government will float global tenders for providing affordable and quality anti-COVID-19 vaccines for free to adult citizens below 45 years of age. The NCP shares power in the state with the Shiv Sena and Congress.

Starting May 1, 2021, COVID-19 vaccines will be given to citizens above 18 and the Thackeray government has started planning the drive actively. Earlier, on Saturday, April 24, 2021, the state government decided to issue a global tender to make more vaccines available, with an aim to avoid the shortage of vaccines at vaccination centres from May 1.

Information regarding the same was given by the state's minority minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik. While addressing the media, Malik said the Maharashtra government would provide free vaccines to everyone in the state who are between the age of 18 and 45. He also confirmed that the tenders will be invited and the maximum number of vaccines will be procured to ensure availability.

Furthermore, the matter was also discussed at a cabinet meeting and the decision was taken after thorough consideration, post which CM Uddhav Thackeray approved the same.

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