Kerala Assembly passes resolution urging Centre to provide free vaccines to states

The Kerala Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution urging the Centre provide free Covid-19 vaccines to the all the states.

It comes just two days after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to 11 chief ministers of non-BJP states seeking a united effort to press the Narendra Modi government to ensure free universal vaccination.

“In order to fight Covid-19, we need to provide free universal vaccination which will ensure that all sections of the society are protected from the virus,” the state’s health minister Veena George, who moved the resolution, says.

“If we could take necessary steps for speeding up the vaccination, it would help the economy also,” she said and urged everyone to join hands to combat the pandemic and ensure universal vaccination.

India on Wednesday recorded 1,32,788 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s tally since the outbreak in January 2020 to 2,83,07,832. As many as 3,207 more fatalities, pushed the toll to 3,35,102.