The private sector can get the vaccine at the rate of Rs 300 per dose from the Serum Institute of India (SII).
The government machinery is giving vaccines to less than four lakh people every day. If this work is given to the private sector, then in just two months, 50 crore people can get Karona vaccines. Azim Premji, a veteran industrialist and founder of Wipro, has suggested this.
- February 22, 2021, 10:12 PM IST
A post budget discussion session was organized by the Bengaluru Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The country’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was also involved in this. In the same program, in front of the Finance Minister, the founder chairman of Wipro Azim Premji said in front of the Finance Minister that it can be made more effective by involving the private sector in the fight against Kovid-19.
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The vaccine can be available at Rs 300 per dose
Premji said that along with making vaccination more effective, the cost of vaccines can also be reduced. If the government includes the private sector soon, then we can definitely vaccinate 500 million people i.e. 50 crore people in 60 days. Not only this, the private sector can get the vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) at the rate of Rs 300 per dose and the hospitals and private nursing home administration will put it for Rs 100. In this way, you can vaccinate at the rate of just 400 rupees per dose.
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CII also agreed
Former CII President Naushad Forbes has said that the target of vaccination of 300 million people is not a small thing. But to complete this fast, the private sector will have to be activated in the process. CII has suggested that industries should be fully involved in this major vaccination campaign to ensure uniform access to the needy. TV Narendran, Tata Steel MD and President of CII Delegate (Vaccine Task Force) has said that the industry can complement and contribute to the government’s vaccination program with proper control and balance. Uday Kotak, MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, is currently the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Recently, addressing the All India Management Association, he said that he can get his people vaccinated as soon as possible and start a new journey.
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