On Saturday, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao announced free of cost Covid-19 vaccination to all age group people in the State. Let us share here that this would cost the State government about Rs 2,500 crore. The Chief Minister said in a statement that “Nothing is more important than the precious lives of the people. Free vaccines will be administered to every person in the State,”
Here it is needed to mention that Chandrashekhar Rao has already issued instructions to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and the Health Department in this regard. To be noted that the population of the State, including natives of Telangana and those who are working in different sectors and made the State their home, is about 4.5 crore. Of these, 35 lakh people have already been administered with the vaccine, he said, adding that the remaining people, irrespective of their age, will be administered the vaccine free of cost.
However, Directions have been issued to the officials to initiate measures for administering vaccine to each and every person in the State, he said. Bharat Biotech is already manufacturing Covid vaccine. In addition to this, Reddy Labs and some other companies too have come forward to manufacture the vaccine.