‘Will Deliver Free Vaccines to Bengal Citizens’: Mamata Banerjee
This announcement comes in the run up to West Bengal state polls, which are likely to be held in April-May 2021.
West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her government will make arrangements to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine reaches all the people of the state without any charge. This announcement comes in the run up to the West Bengal state polls, which are likely to be held in April-May 2021.
In a letter addressed to frontline workers she wrote, “‘I am happy to inform that our government is making arrangements for reaching the vaccine to all people of the state free of any charge.” She also wrote in the open letter that COVID-19 warriors, including the police, home guards, civil defence volunteers, correctional home and disaster management employees will be administered the vaccine on priority basis, PTI reported.
She also expressed her gratitude to all workers for their selfless service to the people of the state. Earlier, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had made a similar announcement. The southern state will also go to polls, along with Bengal.
The Bihar government cabinet also gave its nod to provide free vaccine to every citizen of the state, a promise the BJP made in its manifesto, ahead of the recently concluded assembly elections in the state.
(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)
Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.