New Delhi: As the second wave of coronavirus has been indicating a declining trend in India for the last few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that all Indians above 18 years of age will be administered free Covid-19 vaccine from June 21. Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister made it clear that the states will be provided these vaccine doses free of cost from Central government.
The government of India will provide free vaccine to the states from Monday, June 21, in every state for all citizens above the age of 18 years,” Modi said. The Prime Minister said that government of India itself will buy 75 per cent of the total vaccine production from vaccine manufacturers and give it free to the state governments. Modi also said that 25 per cent of the vaccines being made in the country will be provided directly to the private sector hospitals while they will be able to charge a maximum service fee of Rs 150 for a single dose after the fixed price of the vaccine.