Covid-19 vaccine doses has been placed for the third phase of the vaccination drive beginning 1 May, informed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday.
Taking to Twitter, Adityanath said, “Uttar Pradesh government has placed an order for 1 crore doses of anti-COVID vaccines for the vaccination drive beginning 1 May. “An order of 50-50 lakh doses has been placed for both indigenous vaccine manufacturers. In addition, the dose will be made available by the Government of India. A comprehensive action plan is being prepared in this regard,” he added.
The Centre on 19 April 19 had announced a ‘’liberalised’’ policy, making all above 18 years of age eligible to get vaccinated from 1 May. It has also allowed state governments and private hospitals to purchase vaccines from manufacturers. As per the central government, manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines will be free to supply 50% doses to state governments and in the open market, for which they will have to make an advance declaration of the price before 1 May.
(With ANI inputs)