Actor Sonu Sood feels that the Kovid preventive vaccine should be available free of charge to the needy, and there should be a cap for pricing. Sonu, who tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago, insisted on providing free vaccinations to the needy.
Sonu Sood tweeted on Wednesday, “Every needy should get the vaccine for free. It is very important to cap the pricing. Corporates and individuals who can help everyone get vaccinated.”
The actor’s tweet came hours after SII announced a card for the Covishield vaccine for states and the Center before the COVID-19 vaccination campaign on May 1, which would make everyone over the age of 18 eligible to be vaccinated.
According to the media’s statements, the institute had set the price of covicil vaccine at Rs 400 for state governments and Rs 600 for private hospitals.
So far, SII is selling Covishield to the Center at Rs 150 per dose. Additionally, those who are currently eligible for the vaccine can get it from private hospitals at Rs 250 per dose.
It was in May 2020, during the nationwide lockout caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, when Sood replaced the lockdown messiah for many and thousands of stranded Indian migrant workers by arranging buses, special trains and chartered flights for them. Helped to reach homes. In July 2020, he arranged for a chartered flight to bring home more than 1,500 Indian students stranded in Kyrgyzstan to Varanasi from Bishkek. His donations were appreciated during the epidemic, and he was honored as a real-life hero in India.
Meanwhile, the central government on Wednesday said that there are more than 21.57 lakh active Kovid cases in the country, double the maximum number of active cases in India last year.
With inputs from IANS