Should Covid vaccines be centrally procured and distribute among States?

Gitanjali Diwakar | Updated on June 02, 2021

The country Covid vaccination drive seems to be proceeding despite the debates. But the concerns related to the availability of the vaccines cease to end.  

In order speed up the process, the Centre Government had granted permission to the States to procure the vaccines directly from the vaccine makers. But, now pharma companies have said that they would only work with the Union Government and not with individual states, putting the vaccination process is jeopardy.  Also, these producers have already committed to supplying vaccines to other countries. This has been rather stressful as fear about the infection continues to mount.  

But, one State leader had suggested a few ways to resolve the problem.  

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Published on June 02, 2021

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