Centre has no COVID-19 vaccine roadmap for poor: Congress

Hours after an all-party meet on Friday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress alleged that the government has no COVID-19 vaccine roadmap for the poor population of the country, or people who are not frontline workers.

There was no discussion on vaccinating the mass against coronavirus, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told media.

“Government is reiterating that those who need vaccination will get vaccine. But who’s going to decide this? No plan was discussed how the vaccine will be given to the poor,” Chowdhury said.

At meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India’s COVID-19 vaccination programme against would begin as soon as a go-ahead from scientists is given, and asserted that healthcare workers involved in treating coronavirus patients, frontline workers and old people suffering from serious conditions would be inoculated on priority.