9 pvt hospitals corner 50% doses, raise questions of vaccine equity and access
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9 pvt hospitals corner 50% doses, raise questions of vaccine equity and access

Newsdesk |
June 5, 2021

IN WHAT both reflects and accentuates the problem of vaccine inequity, just nine corporate hospital groups in big cities have cornered 50 per cent of the Covid-19 vaccine stock meant for the private sector in the month of May.


New Delhi, 5 June 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, these nine corporate hospital groups cumulatively bought 60.57 lakh doses of the total 1.20 crore doses of vaccines procured by private hospitals in the first full month since the Central government revised its vaccine policy and opened it to the market. The balance 50 per cent of the vaccine stock was procured by 300-odd hospitals, located mostly in the country’s urban centres, with hardly any of them serving regions beyond the Tier-2 cities.

Source -indianexpress.com

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