Maharashtra government announces free vaccine for all above the age of 18

This is a significant development that has come in after a meeting in Maharashtra. As per the sources, it has heen reported that the Maharashtra government will now give free vaccines to everybody. It is reported that Maharashtra government held a meeting with the cabinet and decided that free vaccination will be provided to 5.71 crore people in the age group of 18-44. The state will need 12 crore doses which will cost Rs. 65 crores. The big issue that is raised is of supply and demand. Maharashtra was previously in touch with Sputnik V. Serum Institute of India stated that they will not be able to provide the vaccines before 20th of May. It is interesting to see as to who will supply the vaccine.