Covid-19 vaccine must be affordable and accessible: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasised on affordability and accessibility of vaccines to cure Covid-19 as a crucial step to end the crisis.

At a meeting of the finance ministers of G-20, she said further efforts should be made by members of the grouping to end the Covid-19 crisis.

Finance ministry sources had earlier said that funds would not be a constraint for universalisation of vaccines and there would not be any cess to fund it.

She highlighted the G-20 action plan as the mainstay of the economic response of the grouping and said it not only coordinates immediate response but also guides long-term recovery efforts.

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