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State govts welcome PM’s decision to provide free of cost vaccine & food grains

Updated: June 8, 2021 2:12 pm

State governments and other stake holders welcome Prime Minister’s decision to provide free of cost vaccine and food grains.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin has welcomed the Prime Minister’s statement on procurement of vaccines. In a tweet, he said that the Centre to procure 75 percent of vaccines produced in the country and provide them to the states free of cost.

He also appreciated the Prime Minister for reversing his government’s previous position. He also said that it would be appropriate for each state to be given complete control of registration, validation and administration procedures of the vaccination.

Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa has also welcomed the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Central Government will provide free vaccines to the states from 21st of June.  He said that the vaccination drive will be hassle free as 75 percent of vaccines produced in the country will be procured directly by the Central Government and distributed to the states.

He also welcomed the decision to cap service charges of 150 rupees for the private hospitals. He described the Prime Minister’s decision as a very important step towards vanquishing the Coronavirus.

The Chief Minister also appreciated the announcement that the free ration to the poor will continue till Deepavali.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has welcomed the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that to procure COVID vaccines at the Centre for the states as well.

In his reaction, Yogi Adityanath said that there were many State Governments which were facing problems in implementing the vaccination programme for those in the age group of 18 to 44 years.

He thanked the Prime Minister for the steps he has taken to resolve the crisis for such states. He also welcomed the extension of the free ration scheme till Diwali. In UP, 15 crore people would benefit from the scheme.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing free vaccine to all the states for inoculation of all people belonging to age group of 18 years and above from 21st of June.  Mr Thakur said, it was due to the able leadership of Prime Minister that the country successfully handled the first wave of Corona virus pandemic last year and expressed hope that the nation would soon successfully come out from the second wave of this pandemic.

He said, the decision to continue the system of 25 per cent vaccines being procured directly by the private hospitals will go a long way in ensuring vaccine to more and more people through private hospitals in the decided prices.

The Chief Minister also thanked the Prime Minister for his decision of extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna till November this year.

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