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Centre to spend Rs 10,000 crore to vaccinate 30 crore Indians on priority list in first phase

India Today | 18/12/2020 04:22 PM | Click to read full article

Centre will be spending about Rs 10,000 crore to inoculate the priority group of 30 crore Indians in the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, sources in the Union finance ministry have told India Today TV.

Phase 1 of vast inoculation exercise will be funded by the central government. While some states such as Bihar and Kerala have said coronavirus vaccines will be given free of cost, more states are likely to make similar announcements soon.