Covishield At 780, Covaxin At 1,410: Maximum Price For Private Hospitals

Covishield At 780, Covaxin At 1,410: Maximum Price For Private Hospitals

Newsdesk |
June 9, 2021

The Centre today fixed the maximum price that private hospitals can charge for Covid vaccines amid opposition allegations of profiteering. The price of Covishield has been fixed at Rs. 780 a dose, Russian vaccine Sputnik V at Rs. 1,145 a dose and indigenously made Covaxin, at a steep Rs. 1,410 a dose. This includes taxes as well as a 150-rupee service charge for the hospitals.

New Delhi, 9 June 2021

As per news report of NDTV, the Center has asked the states not to allow private hospitals to levy more than Rs. 150 as service charge. The state governments have been asked to monitor the private hospitals regularly and said strict action will be taken against any private vaccination center for charging more. Under the new vaccine policy announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday -- which will be implemented from June 21, the International Yoga Day -- the Centre said it will procure 75 per cent of the vaccines produced by companies, including the 25 per cent currently assigned to states. Private hospitals will continue to buy the remaining 25 per cent and vaccinate those who are willing to pay.

Source -NDTV


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