The finance minister said that Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasthya Bharat Yojana will develop the capacity for primary, secondary and tertiary care health systems in the country.
"India now has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates of 112 per million population and one of the lowest active cases of about 130 per million. This has laid the foundation for the economic revival we see today," Sitharaman said in Parliament.
While the government has promised free covid-19 vaccination to all the residents of the country, it would be interesting to see what plans Budget 2021 would have for future as a majority of the population is yet to be vaccinated.
As per the agreement, the company will deliver 9 million additional doses in the first quarter of this year, bringing the total supply of the vaccine to 40 million, compared to last week's offer, the EC President said on Twitter.