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Centre Revises Price of Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V Jabs for Private Hospitals

The announcement comes after the Centre announced that it has placed fresh orders for 44 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines that are produced in India.

Centre revises cost of administering Covid-19 vaccines on June 8. (Picture Source: Xinhua)

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revised the cost of administering Covid-19 vaccine doses in private hospitals on Tuesday. As per the latest revision, the administration of Covishield will cost Rs 780, while for Covaxin dose will be given at Rs 1,410. For the Russian Covid vaccine Sputnik V, private hospitals can charge Rs 1,145 per dose, based on the prices currently declared by vaccine manufacturers.

The announcement comes after the Centre announced that it has placed fresh orders of about 44 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines that are produced in India. The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday announced that the Centre has placed an order to purchase 25 crores doses of Covishield and 19 crore doses of Covaxin.

READ ALSO: Fresh Orders For 25 Crore of Covishield and 19 Crore of Covaxin Vaccine Doses Placed by Central Govt

On Monday, Prime Minister announced that the Centre will provide free vaccines to all Indian citizens above 18 years of age. From June 21 June, free vaccine for people above 18 years, he said. Among other announcements, he had also added that service charges by private hospitals will be capped at Rs 150 per dose over fixed price of the vaccine.

He added the Centre will procure 75 per cent of the total production of the vaccine producers and provide to the states free of cost and 25 per cent vaccination that was with states will now be undertaken by the Government of India.

The PM said that the system of 25 per cent vaccines being procured directly by the private hospitals will continue. State governments will monitor that only Rs 150 service charge is levied by the private hospitals over the decided price of the vaccines. Earlier, the vaccination for the beneficiaries aged between 18-44 years was taken care of by the state governments.

India on Tuesday (June 8) crossed the 23.6 crore figure in vaccination doses across the country according to the date of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. A total of 23,61,98,726 vaccine doses have been administered till 7 am on June 7. Out the this, 33,64,476 doses were given in the last 24 hours alone.

The liberalised and accelerated phase-3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination has come into force from May 1, 2021 after which everyone above the age of 18 was eligible to receive a vaccine shot.

(With inputs from ANI)

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