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Profiteering from vaccine shameful: Hardeep Puri

Vibha Sharma

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, June 5

The BJP right this moment fielded Union Minister Hardeep Puri to tackle Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on points associated to Punjab, together with “diversion” of Covid vaccines to non-public hospitals and farmers’ agitation towards the three agricultural legal guidelines.

Hardeep Puri, Union Minister

Why was order withdrawn?

Once we raised the difficulty, Capt issued instructions to withdraw the order, which suggests it was fishy. Why was the choice taken within the first place?

Puri, who attacked the state authorities claiming that non-public hospitals in Mohali charged Rs 3,200 and extra for a Covid shot that value a lot much less, additionally took on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who hit out on the Centre with “the place are the vaccines for our youngsters” cost.

Stating that vaccines “bought for revenue” have been for the 18-44 age group, Puri mentioned: “Vaccines for kids are being thrown into the rubbish in Rajasthan and getting used for profiteering in Punjab — the 2 Congress-ruled states.”

Mayawati, BSP President

Inhuman, condemnable

The Punjab Authorities is shopping for vaccines at Rs 400 every from the Centre and promoting these to non-public hospitals for Rs 1,060 as an alternative of passing the profit to the folks by means of authorities hospitals. Profiting throughout an emergency is inhuman, condemnable and saddening.

Referring to the Punjab Well being Minister’s assertion that “he was not in control of vaccines”, Puri right this moment questioned who then took the choice and why it was rolled again. “Why did the federal government roll again the choice if nothing was improper with it? Why did the Well being Minister say he doesn’t have management over vaccines? Was there an association between the Punjab Authorities and hospitals,” he questioned, including that he was not elevating these questions as a Union minister however as a ‘karyakarta’ of the celebration from Punjab.

The minister mentioned it was “shameful” that the Punjab Authorities was making an attempt to revenue from vaccines meant for folks. “Once we raised the difficulty, Capt withdrew the order, which suggests it was fishy. Why was the choice taken within the first place?” he mentioned.

Puri mentioned as per Punjab Authorities officer and in control of Covid-19 vaccination, Vikas Garg, 4.29 lakh doses of Covishield have been procured at Rs 13.25 crore (Rs 309 per dose on a mean), whereas 1,14,190 Covaxin doses have been procured at Rs 4.70 crore (Rs 412 per dose on a mean).

Quoting Garg’s order, he additionally questioned how the federal government was planning to get again the vaccines already administered.

Puri additionally slammed the Congress for opposing the three farm legal guidelines and the Central Vista venture. “The professional-farmer Modi authorities has agreed to all calls for of farmers and brought a number of steps, together with DBT on MSP, for his or her profit,” Puri, who had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar in 2019, mentioned.

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