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Local admin units cannot independently buy Covid shots, warns Anupong


Local administration units are advised to wait for the government’s nod before purchasing Covid-19 vaccines, Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda said on Monday. Though he conceded that the agencies had every right to spend their own funds on purchasing the vaccines.

Provincial authorities, however, do not have the right to dip into the national vaccine budget without the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s approval, he said.

Separately, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul met the press on Monday morning to explain why funds had not been allocated for the Covid-19 crisis in the 2022 national budget.

Anutin said his ministry had sought funds to handle the crisis, but the Budget Bureau instructed it to get the funds from the government’s borrowed money or from the central budget.

Published : May 31, 2021

By : The Nation