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Union Minister Sarangi: All Indian Citizens Will Be Given Free Covid Vaccine

All Indian Citizens Will Be Given Free Covid Vaccine

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that all people will be provided vaccines free of cost. An estimated Rs 500 will be spent on vaccination of each person,” says Union Minister of State Pratap Sarangi.

The BJP announcement had kicked up a ‘hullabaloo’, with the Opposition contending that the ruling party was taking advantage of the pandemic for political rationales. Considering this, Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on October 25 said that all Indians will be given free COVID-19 vaccine, amidst the demand by Opposition parties in the country for it and not only in poll-bound Bihar as announced by the BJP.

Though the Centre has made its promise to provide free vaccine to every citizen, there lies a mammoth loophole in it. As we all know, ‘health’ as a subject comes under the state list – it is on the state governments if they want to give it free or otherwise. The governments of Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Puduchchery have already announced free of cost COVID-19 vaccines in their States, while Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has insisted free vaccine for all citizens across the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a televised address to the nation on October 20 said that Indian scientists are in the process of developing several vaccines that are at different stages of clinical trials and the results seem encouraging.

Well, the fortunate consequence of the quarrel between our caring and considerate parties for the citizens is the promise for free vaccines amid the pandemic. As Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji said, “Sarkaren to aati jati rahengi, ye desh kayam rehna chahiye”.

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Written by Ritik Gupta

His name is Ritik Gupta; currently pursuing law. He has always kept pride as his everything. He deems writing as not like any other hobby but a reflection of one’s intellectuality. He likes to research on the parasitic problems and then lay them down in such a means that can be of assistance to the society. He just not studies law but treats it a controversial weapon to defeat the wrong.

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