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“Once we have enough vaccines, the prices will go down as it happened in the case of remdesivir,” said the senior official.

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“Whatever money that we require we do not require upfront. It will be required in the same staggered manner in which you are vaccinating the people. Hence, there is no question of imposing a cess,” a senior official told ET.

New Delhi: The government has no plans to impose a Covid cess to tide over the financial burden of buying and distributing vaccines, officials said. The government has adequate funds to purchase vaccines, they told ET. Officials said money would be needed only in a staggered manner. As more vaccines become available, the government is also looking at a price of $1 a dose. “Whatever money that we require we do not require upfront. It will be

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