Chhattisgarh Govt announces free COVID vaccine for all above 18

After Uttar Pradesh and Assam, Chhattisgarh is the third state in the country where all adults will be considered eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine free of cost, in the third phase which is going to start from May 1. Chhattisgarh is the first Congress-ruling state who has announced the covid jabs for free for all adults. The chief minister of the state Bhupesh Baghel urged the Centre to make sufficient quantities of vaccine available to the state. “The state government will bear the cost of vaccines to be administered to all above 18 years of age,” he tweeted. In the ongoing phase of vaccination for those above 45 years of age, Chhattisgarh stands fourth in the country in the number of vaccinations.