The Delhi Government on Wednesday announced that Covid-19 vaccine will be administered free of cost to the residents in the national Capital.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "I am happy that the vaccine will start getting administered on January 16. We will provide free vaccine to the residents of Delhi if the Centre fails to do so."
"The vaccine will first be given to Corona warriors such as health and frontline workers. I hope that the struggle of the last year will come to an end and hope that people will get some relief from the Corona pandemic," he said.
The chief minister further said "I want to appeal to everyone to not spread any misinformation on the vaccine. I believe that the Central government along with the scientists have followed all protocols and safeguards before bringing this vaccine."
"I had appealed to the Central government that ours is a poor nation and a pandemic like this has hit the nation after 100 years, since 1918 when the Spanish Flu hit humankind. There are a lot of people who would not be able to afford the vaccine. I appealed to the Centre to provide free vaccine to all the people of the country. If the Centre fails to do it, the Delhi government will provide free vaccine to all the residents of Delhi," he added.
The city government has finalised 89 sites to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the national capital from January 16.