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NCP leader demands for one COVID-19 vaccination policy

NCP leader Nawab Malik further suggested that one country should formulate a policy and the central government should implement the vaccination.

NCP leader demands for one COVID-19 vaccination policy
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In recent developments, NCP leader Nawab Malik has stated that several vaccine companies across the world have refused to supply COVID-19 vaccines directly to the states. Moreover, he added that the Centre should come up with a policy on the same.

Speaking about the COVID-19 vaccination drive, he informed that except for two companies, most of the companies have refused to supply vaccines directly to the states. He further suggested that one country should formulate a policy and the central government should implement vaccination. “If the Center decides to allocate INR 35,000 crore in the budget, it will be easy to vaccinate the people. However, the Centre has shifted the responsibility of vaccinating the people between the ages of 18 and 45 to the states,”

Furthermore, he stated, “On the other hand, despite the efforts of the states, the vaccine has not been made available. If the Centre expects money, then they should inform you about depositing money. Even today, whether it is Remedesivir or other drugs, all these drugs are being bought by the state government with money. The Centre does not give free medicines,”

Arguing for the same, Malik reiterated that the Centre should formulate a policy for the purchase of these drugs and direct the states to pay. If this policy is not decided, the drug suppliers will supply the drugs to the states that pay more and other states will not get the drugs on time.

Meanwhile, the global tender drawn up by the Maharashtra government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) does not seem to be getting the desired response. Meanwhile, Pfizer, a US-based company, had said in the media that it would sell the vaccines for the coronavirus only if the central government in India accepted responsibility for distributing them.

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