Covid-19 Vaccination India: The vaccination campaign against the corona epidemic is going on in the country since the month of January. Vaccination is the biggest weapon in the fight against corona virus. Vaccination continues for all people above 18 years of age across the country from May 1. However, there is a dilemma among people about where they can get the vaccine. And at which place how much money will they have to pay for it? Let’s know about it.
What are the means of vaccination?
The central government is running a free vaccination campaign for health workers, frontline workers and people above 45 years of age in the country. At the same time, from May 1, vaccination has started for people from 18 years to 44 years, which includes state government and private hospitals. State governments, where these people are being vaccinated for free now. At the same time, in private hospitals, you will have to pay for this.
However, the vaccine is available at different prices in different private hospitals. According to a report in the Indian Express, Delhi’s Moolchand Hospital is administering the vaccine at a high cost of Rs 1,800 per dose. At the same time, many group housing societies are also getting vaccines done in collaboration with private hospitals.
Different prices of vaccine for centre, states
At present, three vaccines are available in the country – Serum Institute of India’s Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaccine and Russia’s Sputnik V. Covishield is available at Rs 300 per dose for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals. The cost of Covaccine is Rs 400 per dose for state governments and Rs 1200 per dose for private hospitals. Talking about Sputnik V, its price is Rs 948 per dose.
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At the same time, for people above the age of 45, both the Center Covishield and Covaccine are available at Rs 150 and they are giving it to the state governments free of cost.
There is also a dispute about the different prices and purchase policy of the vaccine for the central and state governments. Governments of many states have demanded that the Center buy the vaccine and give it to the states free of cost. At the same time, the Supreme Court has also raised many serious questions on Wednesday, describing the new vaccination policy of the Central Government as irrational and arbitrary at first sight.