Amid the second wave of Corona, the central government has decided not to import the Kovid-19 vaccine from abroad and will leave the decision to the state government. According to Reuters, two government officials have confirmed the same.
Officials said that instead the Modi government would encourage them by purchasing vaccines from indigenous vaccine manufacturers. The government also paid private vaccine manufacturers in advance this month.
After the cases of infection increased this month, the Modi government had asked Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to seek permission to sell their vaccine. Along with this, the rules were relaxed.
The source said that the central government has now decided to leave the decision on importing vaccines from foreign companies to the state governments. Currently, the Serum Institute of India is manufacturing the AstraZeneca vaccine of the UK, while India is making the biotech indigenous vaccine covaccine.