Private Hospitals to Charge for Covid-19 vaccine, Government Centres give it Free of Cost

The vaccination has gained momentum in the country with a large population already been vaccinated. The coronavirus vaccine will available at private hospitals for a maximum price of Rs. 250 per dose inclusive of Rs. 100 service charge, while the government centers will provide it free of cost.

This price came after the Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar earlier said that the health ministry will decide the amount to be charged for the vaccine within 3-4 days as they are in discussion with the hospitals and the manufacturers. The number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered to the frontline and healthcare workers crossed 1.37 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Total of 1,37,56,940 vaccine doses have been given through 2,89,320 sessions- 76.6% healthcare workers got their first dose while 62.9% healthcare workers received their second dose and 47.7% frontline workers got their first dosage, as per a provisional report. A total of 2,84,297 vaccine doses had been administered till 6pm on Friday on the 42nd day of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination.

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