Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on June 2 posted a video from his hospital bed where he is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 and attacked the Centre saying there is no clear policy on how the government plans to vaccinate all Indians by December.
“As you can see, I am in bed, suffering the complications of a long Covid infection. I just want to say to everybody… having seen the government statement that everybody will be vaccinated by (the) end of December, while seeing the availability of vaccines or lack there of of the vaccines, I wonder how the government is going to get there.”
Last week, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had said that the government plans to vaccinate all the people by December.
Criticizing the government for the differential vaccine pricing, he told, “It is unacceptable that this government should be demanding that states, private hospitals and others compete in some sort of market free for all to buy vaccines at different prices, extortionate prices in some cases, when the central government has the arrangement to buy vaccines at affordable prices and give them to the public for free. That was the policy at the beginning of the vaccination drive,” said Tharoor.
“Let us have a universal, free vaccination policy to save the nation from Covid. I have suffered a lot. I don’t want my fellow citizens to suffer even a fraction of what I have done, and certainly not to do worse than me as so many have as the tragedy unfolded in the country,” he said while referring to the devastating second Covid wave, which is affecting lakhs every day.