Mamata Banerjee: Centre's decision to expand vaccination hollow as supply depleted
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday hit out at the Centre's policy on Covid vaccines, terming it 'hollow'. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said there was 'Covid vaccine shortage' in her state and added that the Centre's policy did not address the 'key issues' and instead it indulged in 'empty rhetoric'.
Banerjee also criticised the Centre's move to introduce vaccines in the open market and its directive to the states to deal directly with the manufacturers. She said that this could lead to 'price fluctuation' as a result of which the common people would have to bear the consequences.