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Centre's claim of vaccinating India's adult population by 2021-end a hoax: Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee said considering the gap between doses, the process to vaccinate the entire eligible age group should take six months to a year to complete.

Published: 02nd June 2021 05:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2021 05:47 PM   |  A+A-

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday dubbed as "hoax" the Centre's claim of vaccinating the entire population above the age of 18 years by 2021, and asserted that the union government must provide jabs free of cost to states.

"That claim is just a hoax. The Centre says things like these. Before the Bihar elections, they had promised to inoculate its population after the elections, but nothing happened," she told reporters at the state secretariat.

Banerjee said considering the gap between doses, the process to vaccinate the entire eligible age group should take six months to a year to complete.

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She said her government has spent Rs 150 crore to procure vaccines, but only 1.4 crore of the state's over 10- crore population could be inoculated so far.

"The Centre is not sending vaccines to states. Whatever little stock that is supplied, gets depleted within days. It must give free vaccines to state governments," she said.

The central government had on Monday said it expects to inoculate the country's adult population by the end of the year.

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