New Delhi: The Center has ordered the vaccine companies to procure 44 crore doses of the vaccine.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday (June 7) announced that the central government will purchase vaccines and distribute them free of cost to the states from June 21. This was welcomed by various state chief ministers.
In this context, ND Ayog member VK Paul told reporters regarding the purchase of vaccines: We respect the opinion of the Supreme Court on the policy of vaccination. Based on the results of the analysis, the federal government announced on May 1 that states can purchase the vaccine.
The federal government has ordered the purchase of 44 crore doses of Covshield and Kovac vaccine by December. This includes 25 million doses of Covshield vaccine and 19 million doses of covaxin vaccine. In addition, the federal government has ordered the purchase of 300 million doses of Biological-E enterprise vaccines, which will be introduced in September.
We will have to wait until the company announces the price of the Gorbevax vaccine. The price of this vaccine will be decided by negotiation with the company under our vaccination policy. Thus he said.