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Don’t agree with calculation of Rs 80,000cr for Covid vaccine distribution in India: Health ministry

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday said it does not agree with the calculation that Rs 80,000 crore is needed for distribution of Covid-19 vaccine in India.
Health ministry secretary Rajesh Bhushan was responding to a question tweeted by Serum Institute of India Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla who asked the government whether it had Rs 80,000 crore over the next one year for distribution of Covid-19 vaccine.
"Quick question; will the government of India have 80,000 crores available, over the next one year? Because that's what @MoHFW_INDIA needs, to buy and distribute the vaccine to everyone in India. This is the next concerning challenge we need to tackle," Poonawalla had tweeted.

Quick question; will the government of India have 80,000 crores available, over the next one year? Because that's w… https://t.co/jnlpTJda2B

— Adar Poonawalla (@adarpoonawalla) 1601112818000

Responding, Bhushan said, "We do not agree by the calculation of Rs 80,000 crore. The government has made a national committee on vaccine expertsRead More – Source