Private hospitals will not be able to charge exorbitant prices for the corona vaccine. The central government has made arrangements for this. He has fixed the cost of corona vaccine for private hospitals. Under this, private hospitals will not be able to charge more than Rs 780 for Kovishield. The price of Covaxin has been fixed at Rs 1,410. The price of Rs 1,145 has been fixed for the Sputnik V. The rate of corona vaccine will be updated on the co-win portal.
|vaccine||Vaccine cost/per dose||brake up|
|Cowishield||Rs 780||Rs 600 Vaccine Cost + 5% GST + Service Charge Rs 150|
|covaxin||Rs 1410||Rs 1200 price + Rs 60 GST + Rs 150 service charge|
|Sputnik-V||Rs 1145||Rs 948 Vaccine + Rs 47 GST + Rs 150 Service Charge|
The Union Health Ministry has informed the states in this regard. States have been asked to implement this decision at their respective places. It will be monitored everyday at the prescribed rate. Strict action will be taken against the private Kovid Vaccination Center for charging higher rates.
PM gave the gift of free vaccine
In his address to the nation on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the central government will give free vaccines to the states from June 21 for the vaccination of all people above the age of 18 years across the country. The supply of vaccines in the country will increase in the coming days. The Prime Minister had told that the Center has decided to buy 75 per cent of the doses, including 25 per cent of the state quota, from vaccine manufacturers and give it to the state governments free of cost.
This was announced for private hospitals
With this, the Prime Minister had announced that 25 percent of the vaccines being made in the country can be taken directly by private sector hospitals, this system will continue. Private hospitals will be able to charge a maximum service charge of Rs 150 for a single dose over and above the prescribed price of the vaccine. The task of monitoring it will be with the state governments only.
Modi had called upon people to raise awareness about the vaccine. He had said that the vaccine is like a protective shield to protect against corona. Seven companies are working on vaccine production in the country. Trials of three more vaccines are in advance stage. The process of getting vaccines from companies from other countries has also been expedited.
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