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How Vaccine Policy Helps the Rich

The 25% quota for private hospitals will ensure that those who can afford to pay for their vaccines will end up getting vaccinated faster than others.

The Modi government has made a course correction by deciding to procure vaccines centrally and deciding to give free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone above 18 years of age. However, the 25% quota for private hospitals will ensure that those who can afford to pay for their vaccines will end up getting vaccinated faster than others. It is a form of vaccine apartheid that favours the rich.

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