Private Hospitals Can Charge 250 Rupees For A Single Dose Of Corona Vaccine

A big announcement has been made about the prices of the Coronavirus Vaccine against Covid-19. In private hospitals, it can take up to 250 rupees for every dose per person. This information was given by Maharashtra Health Secretary, Dr. Pradeep Vyas on Saturday. The state and union territories have been asked to inform the private hospitals set up for the vaccine program in this regard. Speaking to English newspaper The Indian Express, Dr. Vyas told that private hospitals can charge up to Rs 250 per dose from a person. He said that information about the service charge was given in the training and virtual meeting regarding Covid 2.0 under the chairmanship of the CEO of the National Health Authority and the Union Health Secretary.Dr Vyas said ‘It was reported that the service charge charged from private hospitals working as Covid vaccine centers would be within Rs 100 per dose per person’. He told that with this, the hospital will charge Rs 150 per dose per person as the cost of the vaccine. In such a situation, the cost per person per dose to private hospitals will be Rs 250. Additional Secretary and National Health Mission Mission Director Vandana Gurnani has informed that this arrangement will continue till the next order.States and Union Territories have been asked to give information about vaccine prices to Covid Vaccination Drive to the hospitals included in the list. The vaccine program has started in India from 16 January. In the country, two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, are currently permitted with emergency use with restrictions. The second phase of the vaccine program is starting in the country from March 1. In the first phase, after the health workers, in the second phase, the elderly are to be vaccinated. The special thing is that in this phase, in addition to the elderly, people between the age of 45-60 will also be involved. Only people suffering from any serious illness will be included in this age group. On Saturday, the Health Ministry had informed that Covid-19 cases have increased in Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.