IndiaPrivate companies should be involved in corona vaccination: Wipro founder Azim Premji

Private companies should be involved in corona vaccination: Wipro founder Azim Premji


Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the corona vaccine can be given to a large number of people through the involvement of the private sector. Founder of Wipro Asim Premji said.

He said that with the involvement of private companies, 50 crore people could be vaccinated in 60 days. He noted that this was a practical possibility and that it would support the government’s initiative.

The corona vaccine serum company offers a bottle of Rs 300 to private hospitals and nursing homes, which costs Rs 100 to put on people. So at a cost of Rs.400, the public can be vaccinated. He said that by involving the private sector in this operation, a large number of men would be vaccinated in a short period of time.

Business associations, including the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), can carry out full-scale vaccination work in companies. But he pointed out that government approval was needed for this.

Announcing the budget allocation of Rs 35,000 crore for corona prevention activities, the Finance Minister said that more funds would be allocated if required.

With this fund, 50 crore people can be vaccinated. That is, the government has set aside Rs.700 per person.

While the private sector is interested in this, the government feels that the private sector cannot do better.

The Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Industry had organized a post-budget discussion with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra, Kotak Mahindra Bank Managing Director Uday Kodak and Tata Steel Managing Director TV Narendran were also present.


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