Rs 1000 cr for free Covid vaccines; Kerala to set up vaccine research centre
Thiruvananthapuram: Finance minister K N Balgopal said that free vaccines would be given to all in Kerala. In his maiden budget speech, he announced that the government has allocated Rs 1000 crore to provide vaccines to those above the 18 plus age group.
A vaccine research centre will be set up in Kerala. A project for vaccine research and manufacture will be implemented. The government has allotted Rs 10 crore for this.
A new oxygen plant with a capacity of 150 metric tonne will be set up and a special block to deal with communicable diseases will be formed in medical colleges. All hospitals will also be equipped with isolation wards.