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Govt may consider proposal for centralised procurement of vaccines: FM

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Odisha health minister Naba Kisore Das wrote to Union health minister Harsh Vardhan a few days ago to press for central procurement.

Key Highlights
  • FM hit out at opposition-ruled states for tardy pace of vaccination and high wastage
  • As of June 6, states have received 246 million doses of vaccines
  • Many states including Odisha have called for centralised procurement of Covid vaccines

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government may consider the proposal for centralised procurement of vaccines as she hit out at opposition-ruled states for tardy pace of vaccination and high wastage.