Coronavirus vaccination in India: The risk of corona virus in India is once again increasing rapidly and a record number of corona cases are coming out in the country. On the other hand, in the fight against it, the world’s largest vaccination program is being run in India, the third phase of which will start from May 1. From May 1, any person 18 years old can get a dose of corona vaccine. The Covishield vaccine of Oxford-AstraZeneca is being made in the country by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and has been priced at Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals, ie Rs 600 per dose for people to apply this vaccine in private hospitals. Have to repay. According to a report by the Indian Express, this price is the highest worldwide. This situation is when SII CEO Adar Poonawala said sometime back that when the price of each dose was kept at Rs 150, the company was making a profit. The price of one dose in India for the AstraZeneca vaccine has been kept at around $ 8, which is the highest among the major countries.
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The price of 400 rupees is also high
It was decided some time ago that the Serum Institute would supply the vaccine at Rs 150 per dose to the center and Rs 400 per dose to the states. However, today the central government has made it clear that it will take it from the company at the rate of 150 rupees ($ 2.02) per dose and then it will be given to the states at no cost. However, if you talk about 400 rupees (more than $ 5.30) per dose, then this price is also higher than the price paid by the US, UK and EU countries for the AstraZeneca vaccine. Apart from this, Serum Institute is also exporting it to South Korea, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia at a price below $ 5.3.
Govt of India’s procurement price for both #COVID19Vaccines remains at ₹150 per dose.
– Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 24, 2021
13.83 crore people have been vaccinated so far
The largest vaccination program in the world is going on in India from January 16. Under this, vaccine doses have been given to 13,83,79,832 people so far. In this, 92,68,027 health workers have been given the first dose and 59,51,076 health workers have been given the second dose. Apart from this, 1,18,51,076 people have been given the first dose and 61,94,851 people have been given the second dose. Talking about 45-60 years of age, the first dose has been given to 4,66,71,540 people and the second dose has been given to 21,32,080 people. The first dose has been given to 4,91,45,265 people above the age of 60 years and the second dose to 71,65,338 people.