Rate list of Covid vaccine announced, Rs 250 to be charged in private hospitals

Private hospitals can charge up to Rs 250 per person per dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, the cost break-up is Rs 150 for a dose plus Rs 100 as a service charge which the private facilities can charge from the beneficiaries.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 27, 2021 18:15 IST
Rate list of Covid vaccine announced, Rs 250 to be charged in private hospitals
Bharat Biotech Covaxin

According to sources, The Union Government has fixed the price of vaccines at Rs 250 for a dose which would be available at private hospitals for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities and will be vaccinated starting March 1.

However, the prices are subjected to change until further notice. The government has decided that the people will be vaccinated free of cost at the government hospitals.

The cost break-up is Rs 150 for a dose plus Rs 100 as a service charge which the private facilities can charge from the beneficiaries. The decision was taken by National Health Mission and is being forwarded to all the states and union territories, sources informed.

While giving an interview to a leading news agency, Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel said that vaccine in Gujarat will be Rs 250 in private hospitals and it will be provided free of cost in govt hospital across the state.

After healthcare and frontline workers, the third phase of vaccination against the Covid-19 pandemic is unrolling beginning March to cover 27 crores of people at 10,000 government and over 20,000 private vaccination centers.

The vaccines will be stored at public health facilities having cold chain points. The private facilities will be able to receive the desired doses from public hospitals in their vicinity. 

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