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'Will provide COVID-19 vaccine for free in Delhi if Centre can't,' says Arvind Kejriwal

Coronavirus vaccination drive: We will see what the Centre does. If need be and the Centre does not provide the vaccine free of cost, we will make it available free of cost for the people of Delhi, said Kejriwal

twitter-logoPTI | January 13, 2021 | Updated 15:43 IST
‘Will provide COVID-19 vaccine for free in Delhi if Centre can’t,’ says Arvind Kejriwal
COVID-19 vaccine free in Delhi, says Kejriwal

The AAP government will provide coronavirus vaccine free to the people of Delhi if the Centre fails to do so, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.

He said he has already appealed to the Centre for ensuring free vaccination in the country since there are many people who may not afford the life-saving shot.

"We will see what the Centre does. If need be and the Centre does not provide the vaccine free of cost, we will make it available free of cost for the people of Delhi," he told reporters.

The Chief Minister also appealed for not spreading rumours about the vaccine.

"I understand that the Centre and our scientists have brought the vaccine following all the protocols and safeguards. So, there should not be any doubt and people should come forward for vaccination," he said.

The Chief Minister said the coronavirus vaccine will be given first to healthcare and frontline workers, and he expressed hope it will provide relief to the people from the virus and the pain they suffered over the last one year.

The vaccination drive will begin in Delhi from Saturday at 89 centres.

Also read: COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Adar Poonawalla says vaccine will be sold to private players at Rs 1,000 per dose

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