The price limitation comes just one day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that, beginning June 21, the government will distribute free vaccines to states for immunisation of all people over the age of 18.
List Of COVID Vaccine Prices In Private Hospital In India
- Covishield: Rs 780 a dose
- Sputnik V: Rs 1,145 a dose
- Covaxin: Rs 1,410 a dose.
This includes taxes as well as a 150-rupee service charge for the hospitals.
|Vaccine||Price per dose declared by Manufacture||GST at 5% in Rs||Max service charge||Max price that can be charged by a hospital|
|Covishield||Rs 600||30||Rs 150||Rs 780|
|Covaxin||Rs 1200||60||Rs 150||Rs 1,410|
|Sputnik V||Rs 948||47.40-47||Rs 150||Rs 1,145|
The Health Ministry advised that private vaccination centres be prosecuted for overcharging in a letter sent to all states and union territories on Tuesday. The ministry also asked states and union territories to monitor the costs charged by private centres to citizens on a regular basis.
Modi also stated that private hospitals can continue to obtain 25% of vaccines.
According to Modi, seven companies in the country are developing coronavirus vaccines, and three more vaccines are now being tested.
State governments would likely pay Rs 300 for each dosage for SII's Covid-19 vaccination, while private institutions will pay Rs 600 per dosage. Covaxin from Bharat Biotech costs between Rs 400 and Rs 1,200. Sputnik V, a Russian vaccination, costs Rs 995 per dosage.