'Allow NMC to purchase vaccines directly from cos'Staff Reporter :In a letter to Chief Minister Mayor stated this will help speed up vaccination and ensure maximum people are inoculated before third wave of COVID-19 hits the countryNagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has sought permission from State Government to directly purchase vaccines from company to enable speeding up of vaccination to fight COVID-19 in city.
Donate for vaccine purchase: Mayor to elected representatives Responding to an appeal by Mayor to all elected public representative to donate funds for purchase of vaccine by NMC Devendra Fadnavis Leader of Opposition; Pravin Datke MLC; and Mohan Mate MLA have pledged to donate Rs one crore from their respective constituency development funds provided State permits NMC to purchase vaccines directly from companies.
The trio has provided the letter of approval for diversion of their MLA's Constituency Development Fund in case State Government grants permission to NMC for making direct purchase of vaccines.
Appeal is also made to corporators to donate Rs 10 lakh form their ward fund zonal fund and fixed priorities to Mayor's Sahayata Nidhi to enable purchase of vaccines he added.
NMC aims to collect Rs 25 crore that would enable it to purchase 5 lakh vaccines and that would enable speeding up the inoculation for citizens in all age groups.
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