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Vaccine supply not closed: NITI Aayog


Vaccine supply not closed: NITI Aayog

New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): In an exclusive interview with ANI on May 27, NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul stated that vaccine supply is not closed and also said that it is up to state governments to use the available production for vaccinating people of their state according to flexible approach by them. He said, "States know our vaccine production capacity.

When they said they want flexibility and say in vaccine procurement, a new system was brought in-Centre will procure 50% of vaccines produced domestically, for states for free, for 45+ group. Besides this, a special channel was created for remaining 50% where state governments and private sector can purchase and supply vaccines.

On whatever states procure, (from private sector) state governments have to decide as to which group it has to be given to and taken forward." He further said, "To say that the supply has closed isn't true. Truth is that out of the available production, a distinct part is available to non- government ch

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