Telangana objects to non-uniform vaccine value


Naveen S Grewal
Today News Online Service

Hyderabad, April 22 

Telangana chief minister’s son and state Industry Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) has questioned the pricing of COVID-19 vaccine for the central and state governments.

Working president of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) apart from being a minister, KTR has said different pricing was unfair and an attempt at discrimination. 

He tweeted asking the Centre to absorb the additional cost from PM Cares to help rapid vaccination across the country. 

“We agreed for One Nation – One Tax (GST) But now we see, One Nation – Two different Vaccine prices !? For Govt of India @ Rs 150 And State Govts @ Rs 400 Can’t the GoI subsume any additional cost from PM CARES & help rapid vaccination across India?” tweeted KTR with the hashtag SabkaSaathSabkoVaccine. 

There is growing resentment among non-BJP parties over the different pricing in the cost of the vaccine. The local Congress leaders said Sonia Gandhi too had written to the prime minister objecting to non-uniform pricing of the vaccine. 

Meanwhile, Telangana continues to witness a shortage of vaccines for the past many days while the CoWin portal continues to register appointments. People are returning disappointed day after day due to the non-availability of the vaccines.



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