Centre to spend Rs 10,000 crore to vaccinate 30 crore Indians in first phase
The Central government will be spending about Rs 10,000 crore to inoculate the priority group of 30 crore Indians in the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, sources in the Union finance ministry said. Phase 1 of the vast inoculation exercise will be funded by the Centre.
While some states such as Bihar and Kerala have said coronavirus vaccines will be given free of cost, more states are likely to make similar announcements soon. In Andhra Pradesh, vaccine doses will be administered to one crore which includes health workers.