Talking to reporters after visiting a vaccination centre in Ahmedabad, Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah exuded that with Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi's decision to provide free vaccines against COVID-19 to people aged 18 and above, we will quickly achieve the goal of inoculating almost everyone, Indian Express.
Shah emphasised that providing free vaccination is a big decision in a country having such a huge population. He also added that the Centre has decided to increase the pace of vaccination in July and August.
Presently on a two-day visit to Ahmedabad, Shah said, "Now we will reach the target to vaccinate almost all very fast."
It should be noted that starting today, the Centre has begun to directly procure COVID-19 vaccines to be supplied to the State Governments free of cost. These would then be used to inoculate all adults in the country.
The measure comes at a time when the country has witnessed the big and scathing blow of the second wave of COVID-19.
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