PM Modi has announced vaccines will be supplied free of cost to states to vaccinate everyone above 18 years.
Amid this, PM Modi announced a centralized procurement of vaccines and their supply to states for free. Modi said that the Centre would do 75 percent of vaccine procurement, and the remaining 25 percent can be sold by vaccine manufacturers directly to the private hospitals. The central government will bear the expenses of all the vaccines supplied to states. During the televised address, he also said all adults over 18 would get the vaccines free starting from June 21.