Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal, who had already accused Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh of facing opposition in his party, met State Governor VP Singh Badnore on Saturday and demanded the dismissal of the Amarinder government. .
At the same time, the BJP attacked the Congress in Delhi, saying that vaccines are being thrown in Rajasthan, while profits are being made in Punjab. Both the states have Congress governments.
However, after this profiteering, the Punjab government on Saturday issued an order to recall the vaccine given to private hospitals. At the same time, the Center has sought clarification from the Punjab government in this regard.
Vandana Gurnani, Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry, in a letter to the Principal Secretary, Health Department, Punjab, said prima facie this is a clear violation of the National Immunization Strategy. Therefore, the state government should immediately send an explanation in this regard to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
It is worth mentioning that Badal had claimed on Friday that the dose of Covaxin vaccine is available to the state for Rs 400 and it is being sold to private hospitals for Rs 1,060 and private hospitals are charging Rs 1,560 from people for each dose.
Will also go to court if needed: SAD
SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Badal said, if needed, our party will also go to court to investigate the matter. He had already demanded a probe into the scam under the supervision of the High Court. He said, the state government also manipulated the figures of those who died of corona. Only 15 thousand deaths were reported in the official figures, while in the non-government figures this number is about 60 thousand.
42,000 doses were given, only 600 were used, all were recalled
In a press conference a day after the controversy, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu and nodal officer for vaccination Vikas Garg said, a total of 42,000 doses were given to private hospitals, out of which only 600 doses were used. We have given instructions to get these doses from the hospitals immediately. The Punjab government had also issued instructions for the withdrawal of vaccines on Friday.
The vaccine which was to be given free was sold at high prices, probe should be done: BJP
New Delhi. Union Minister and senior BJP leader Hardeep Singh Puri demanded an inquiry into the matter and said, Rahul and Sonia Gandhi keep saying that we should not export vaccines. Rahul asks where are our children’s vaccines? In Rajasthan they are in the garbage, and in Punjab they are being used for profiteering.
He said, people in Punjab should have been given the vaccine free of cost, but it was sold to private hospitals at exorbitant prices. A single dose of Covishield was bought for Rs 309 and sold for Rs 1,560.
Immunization officials of the Punjab government had said that 4.29 lakh doses of Covishield were purchased for Rs 13.25 crore, which is an average of Rs 309 per dose. At the same time, 1,14,190 doses of Covaxin were purchased for 4.70 crores, which comes to an average of Rs 412 per dose.
Profits in disaster inhuman, Congress leadership’s statement on vaccines drama: BSP
The Congress government in Punjab made a profit by buying the vaccine from the Center for Rs 400 and selling it to private hospitals for Rs 1,060. This act of making profit in the disaster of Punjab Government is very indecent, inhuman and unfortunate. There is little to condemn it. There is a lack of seriousness in the steps and statements taken by the Congress leadership regarding the Corona vaccine. This is just drama. Therefore, the central government should take proper cognizance of it.-Mayawati, BSP chief
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