Free Covid vaccine for all in Bengal, says BJP. ‘Jumla like Bihar’, replies TMC

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COVID-19 protocols are being followed at polling booths, during the 6th phase of the West Bengal Assembly election, in North 24 Parganas on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Day after Mamata Banerjee promised to supply free Covid vaccination to all above the age of 18 years in the state after 5 May, the BJP has now vowed to present free vaccines to Bengal.

Taking to Twitter from its official deal with, the BJP wrote, “As soon as BJP government comes to power in West Bengal, Covid-19 vaccine will be provided free of cost to everyone.”

The Trinamool Congress was fast sufficient to level out that the BJP “forgot” in regards to the free Covid-19 vaccine in Bihar quickly after it got here to energy once more in November 2020. The TMC alleged the BJP will overlook West Bengal too, if it involves energy.

In a video assertion, TMC chief Derek O’Brien mentioned, “BJP’s free vaccine jumla with two phases to go in Bengal. Remember what BJP did in Bihar? They announced during the election free vaccines. Elections finished, they forgot. Free vaccine jumla, vaccines for all in Bengal, don’t believe the BJP, don’t trust the BJP.”

Addressing a public assembly in Tapan on Thursday, CM Banerjee mentioned, “The result of the West Bengal assembly polls will come on May 2. We will provide free COVID vaccination to all above the 18 years in Bengal after May 5.”

Her comment comes in opposition to the backdrop of contemporary debate throughout the nation over the pricing of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Serum Institute of India (SII) on Wednesday mounted the costs of “Covishield” vaccine at 400 per dose for state governments and 600 per dose for personal hospitals.

“Following the Government of India directives, we are announcing the prices of the Covishield vaccine – 400 per dose for state governments and 600 per dose for private hospitals,” it mentioned.

SII additional mentioned the corporate will serve 50% of the entire manufacturing to the Government of India’s vaccination program, and the remaining 50% of the capability will probably be for the State governments and personal hospitals.

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