Andhra Pradesh: Dalit IPS Officer PV Sunil Kumar Donates One Month’s Salary for CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Initiative of Free Vaccination of More Than 2 Crore People

ArrayAmaravati, April 24: Setting an example for others to emulate, a senior Andhra Pradesh Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, P.V. Sunil Kumar, on Saturday donated one month’s salary to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s initiative of free vaccination of more than 2 crore people in the age bracket of 18-45 years. “As a common man of this state and as my social responsibility, I am contributing my one month’s salary to this noble initiative,” said Kumar, additional director general of police (ADGP), CID.

The Dalit IPS officer said it is a privilege to be a part of this noble initiative as he contributed his monthly gross salary of Rs 3.08 lakh. “Without a doubt this initiative of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will save millions of lives and thus their families,” he noted. Free COVID-19 Vaccination For Those Above 18 Years From May 1 in Uttar Pradesh, Announced By CM Yogi Adityanath.

In a major development, Reddy on Friday offered free Covid vaccination for all people between the age group of 18 and 45 years. More than 2 crore people in this age bracket are set to benefit with this move. According to the state government, there are 2,04,70,364 people in the 18-45 age category.

Andhra Pradesh is already offering free vaccines to people above 45 years of age. Reddy directed the concerned officials to order the required number of vaccine doses to meet the demand.

The southern state is expected to incur a cost of Rs 1,600 crore through this free vaccination drive. Andhra Pradesh on Friday reported 11,766 new Covid-19 cases, raising the overall tally beyond 10 lakh, while the state’s active cases crossed the 70,000 mark to reach 74,231.

(The above story first appeared on Fresh Headline on Apr 24, 2021 04:49 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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