Prime minister Narendra Modi has proposed “Each One, Pay One” policy, allowing those who could afford it to pay for Covid-19 vaccines for the needy.
Minutes after announcing the Centre’s decision to take over the procurement and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, the prime minister didn’t lay out the details of the policy but a report states that it’s an attempt to invite people to contribute towards the collective battle against Covid-19.
To facilitate the 'Each One, Pay One' policy, sources have said that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue vouchers that can be bought to fund the COVID-19 immunization drive for the poor.
Sources have added, with the massive ramp-up of vaccine production and procurement, the immunization drive is likely to reach 16 crore people in the month of July, which is more than the 12 crore people expected to be inoculated in the month of June across India.
The policy may also allow corporates and other entities to contribute directly to inoculating the vast masses of India.