Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday asked the Central government to lower the eligibility age for the COVID-19 vaccine to 25 in place of 45.
She said that medical equipment and drugs being used for COVID management be exempted from the GST.
While addressing a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to discuss the coronavirus situation in India, Sonia Gandhi said that the government must ensure safe transport of workers in the wake of reverse migration.
She had also written to the PM after the meeting. She called for a ban on the export of COVID-19 vaccines but lamented the silence on the part of the Centre.
She further accused the government of not heeding to her, adding that there has been silence on the part of the govt.
Meanwhile, several states have received preferential treatment and relief. She said that the Union ministers have been targeting the leaders of opposition for giving the suggestions. Adding, she said that this led to a “me versus you” debate which is childish and totally unnecessary.
Sonia Gandhi said that the country had already exported nearly 6.5 crore vaccines to other countries. “Shouldn’t vaccine export be held back and priority be given to protect our citizens?” she asked.
She said that the government must reconsider its eligibility age for the COVID-19 vaccine by reducing the age to 25.
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