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Union Budget 2021: Centre to own Rs 35,000 crore for COVID-19 vaccination in 2021-2022


Current Delhi: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday offered Rs 35,000 crore in direction of COVID-19 vaccination in 2021-22 fiscal.

“I hold offered Rs 35,000 crore for COVID-19 vaccine in this 300 and sixty five days 2021-22. I’m dedicated to own additional funds if required. The Budget outlay for wisely being and properly-being is Rs 2.23 lakh crore in 2021-22 as against BE of Rs 94,452 crore and marks an amplify of 137 p.c,” she mentioned whereas presenting the 2021-22 Budget in the Lok Sabha.


India had earlier in January licensed two vaccines — Oxford’s Covishield manufactured by SII and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin — for restricted emergency use. The nation launched its COVID-19 vaccination force from 16 January in what High Minister Narendra Modi has known as the sphere’s largest inoculation programme with priority to be given to close to three crore healthcare and frontline staff.


Essentially based mostly mostly on the COVID-19 Vaccine Operational Pointers, the photos shall be offered first to an estimated one crore healthcare staff, and around two crore frontline staff, and then to persons above 50 years of age, followed by persons youthful than 50 years of age with associated comorbidities based mostly on evolving pandemic discipline.

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