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Mayawati Urges Centre To “Bring Uniformity” In Vaccine Prices



BSP chief Mayawati has raised concern about the vaccine prices. (File)

New Delhi:

BSP chief Mayawati on Friday demanded that the centre formulate a national policy to ensure uniformity in prices of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Centre should also ensure supply of oxygen to hospitals, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said.

“The price of COVID-19 vaccine is not uniform and different rates have been fixed for the centre, states and private hospitals. The Centre should intervene in this matter and formulate a national policy and implement it to bring uniformity in the vaccine prices,” Mayawati said in a tweet in Hindi.

“Also, in view of shortage of oxygen in big hospitals of different states and the national capital, the Centre should stop the industrial/commercial use of oxygen and ensure its supply to hospitals. We also demand that special attention is given to supply of emergency medicines,” she added.

The Centre on Monday announced a liberalised vaccine policy, making all adults above 18 years of age eligible for getting vaccination from May 1.

The Serum Institute of India on Wednesday announced a price of Rs 400 per dose for its COVID-19 vaccine ”Covishield” for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals

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