Centre accepts Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s suggestion on COVID vaccine
Bhubaneswar: On 17th April 2021, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik wrote a letter to Prime Minister suggesting that COVID vaccines be made available outside the government supply chain in the open market so that citizens who can afford them can buy the COVID vaccines on their own.
Naveen Patnaik had further stated that this would reduce the burden of the government and allow it to focus on the vulnerable sections of society.
After two days, the Government of India today has finally agreed to the suggestion by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. The Government of India has now announced that vaccine manufacturers would supply 50% of their monthly doses to Government of India and the remaining 50% doses to States Governments and in the open market.
This is what the Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik had suggested in his letter two days back to the Prime Minister.