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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Nation; Key Points

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday during his speech to the Nation announced that the Centre will provide Covid 19 vaccine free for all adults from June 21 onwards.

Few key highlights of PM Narendra Modi address to the nation are –
Centre to provide free vaccines for all adults from June 21 –
• From June 21, the Centre will provide free Covid vaccine to all citizens above 18 years of age. None of the state governments will have to spend anything on the vaccine.
• Out of the total vaccines being produced in the country, the Centre will buy 75 per cent and give it to states for free.
• Private hospitals will continue to have access to 25 per cent of all vaccines.
• Private hospitals will be able to charge a maximum service charge of Rs. 150 for a single dose after the fixed price of the vaccine.
Free ration scheme to continue till Diwali –
• Today the government has decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will now be extended till Diwali.
• In this time of the pandemic, the government is standing by the poor with every need, as their partner.
• By November, free food grains will be available in fixed quantity every month to more than 80 crore countrymen.

Trial of 3 more vaccines in advanced stage –
• Till date companies in the country are producing different types of Covid 19 vaccines.
• The trial of three more vaccines is in an advanced stage.
• Research continuing on a nasal spray vaccine, which if successful can significantly boost India’s vaccination drive.
• India launched not one but two ‘Made in India’ vaccines within a year.
Continue to follow Covid protocol –
• Be aware of rumours about vaccines. I urge youngsters to raise awareness about benefits of vaccination.
• Covid protocol most important weapon against a virus that is unseen and that keeps changing.

India continues to fight second wave of Covid-19 –
• India is witnessing the second wave of Covid-19 and we are still fighting.
• India has gone through a lot of pain during this battle; many lost their loved ones, my condolences to all such families.
Vaccine manufacturer less than current demand –
• Compared to the demand for vaccines all over the world today, the countries producing it and the companies making the vaccine are less.

Also Read: Covid 19 Second Wave and Acute Shortage of Oxygen in India

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