Govt needs to define COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the government will have to define a COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy to ensure that every Indian gets it. 

This came after Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.

“Even though Pfizer has created a promising vaccine, the logistics for making it available to every Indian need to be worked out. GOI has to define a vaccine distribution strategy and how it will reach every Indian,” Rahul tweeted.

The former Congress President also attached a media report saying that no cold chain logistic company in India has the capability or capacity to transport the Pfizer vaccine to India which required a temperature of minus 70 degrees.

India on Wednesday recorded 44,281 fresh Covid-19 cases and 512 deaths, pushing the tally in the country to 86,36,011, according to the health ministry’s website.

There are now 4,94,657 active COVID-19 cases and 80,13,783 recoveries.