New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced yesterday the new vaccine policy, which has now been revised by the central government in private hospitals.
The National COVID19 Vaccination Program has been published for revised guidelines.
Following price caps will be applicable and strict action will be taken on any discrepancy of the case. pic.twitter.com/2s1QqDP7tM
– Dr. Ashwathnarayan CN (@drashwathcn) June 8, 2021
Yes, the Union Health Ministry today revised the cost of covid vaccines offered by private hospitals, setting the price of CovShield per dose at Rs 780. Similarly, another home-made vaccine is priced at Rs 1,410 per dose of Kovaccin, while the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine is priced at Rs 1145.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced yesterday that the central government is taking over 75 per cent of the vaccine procurement and distribution in the country and that everyone over the age of 18 will be vaccinated free. Addressing the nation yesterday evening, Prime Minister Modi said the government would take over 75 per cent of the output given to the states and provide free vaccines to the states. However, private hospitals may continue to purchase 25 percent of vaccines in the past. However, the Prime Minister told me that the service charge is limited.
‘The government is going to vaccinate everyone over 18 years of age. However, for those who do not want free vaccines, they will be allowed to go to a private hospital to get the vaccine. In the country, 25% of vaccines are purchased directly by private hospitals. It can be continued. Private hospitals can charge a maximum of Rs 150 for a service charge per vaccine. It is up to the state governments to monitor this. ”
Union Health Ministry caps charges for administration at Covishield at Rs 780, Covaxin at Rs 1,410, and Sputnik V at Rs 1,145 in private hospitals, based on the prices currently available by vaccine manufacturers.
– ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2021