Stalin to start free jabs at private hospitals scheme

Chennai: The scheme to provide Covid vaccines free of cost to people in private hospitals in the State under the CSR initiative would be formally launched by Chief Minister M K Stalin on 28 July.

This follows the recent meeting the Health Minister M Subramanian had with companies and representatives of various health care providers across the State.

Subramanian recently said the State government is trying to buy Covid-19 vaccines from the private sector as well.

“While the Centre has promised additional 5 lakh doses for July, the State is also making efforts to buy vaccines from the private sector,” he said.

The Minister added: “Of the 17 lakh vaccines given to private hospitals in July only 4 lakh has been used so far. The State will buy these vaccines through CSR funds for free vaccinations.”