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NEW DELHI: Union well being minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday acknowledged that Covid-19 vaccine will probably be offered freed from price throughout the nation.

The minister made the assertion whereas speaking to media after reviewing the dry run of administering the Covid-19 vaccine at Maternity & Child Welfare (MCW) Centre in Daryaganj.

Asked if Covid-19 vaccine will probably be offered freed from price, like in Delhi, Vardhan replied that “not just in Delhi, it will be free across the country.”

Vardhan additionally reviewed the dry run of administering the Covid-19 vaccine at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) hospital in Delhi right this moment.

In Delhi, the drive is being carried out at three areas — the Daryaganj main well being centre, the government-run Guru Teg Bahadur hospital and the personal Venkateshwara hospital, he added.

Except for giving precise vaccine, each process is being adopted throughout the drill, Vardhan additional mentioned.

The dry run will probably be carried out by all of the states and Union Territories from Saturday. Vaccination drill is being carried out in all states/UTs right this moment in 116 districts throughout 259 websites.

According to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), the target of the dry run for Covid-19 vaccine introduction is to “assess operational feasibility in the use of Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) application in a field environment, to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges and guide the way forward prior to actual implementation”.




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