Atrocious: Jairam Ramesh Slams Centre Over Differential Covishield Pricing
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday criticised the Union government over differential pricing of Covishield vaccine, saying the Centre getting it at Rs 150 per dose and states at Rs 400 is no cooperative federalism.
He demanded the Centre and state governments pay the same price for the COVID-19 vaccine.
He said overcharging state governments for the anti-coronavirus shots will bleed dry their already stressed finances.
"The Central government will continue to pay Rs 150 per dose for Covishield. State governments will now be charged Rs 400 a dose. This is not cooperative federalism. This will bleed dry the already reeling state finances. Atrocious," he said on Twitter.