Private hospitals will no longer be able to charge different prices for corona vaccines. The government has fixed the prices of vaccines. Now private hospitals will not be able to charge more than Rs 780 for Covishield. There is a 5% GST and a maximum service charge of Rs 150 in this. While the cost of Covaccine will not exceed Rs 1410. Sputnik v will cost Rs 1,145. The prices of all vaccines have a 5% GST and a maximum service charge of Rs 150. However, there is confusion about these new prices because the price of Covaccine is written on the Co-Vin platform itself as Rs 1200. In such a situation, will private hospitals charging Rs 1200 charge Rs 1450 for this?
Different prices of vaccines in private hospitals
Till now private hospitals are charging different prices of corona vaccines. Private hospitals in Delhi NCR are charging prices ranging from Rs 850 to Rs 1050 for Covishield. According to a report in ‘Indian Express’, Moolchand Hospital in Delhi is charging Rs 1800 per dose for the vaccine. Whereas Fortis Hospital in Noida is charging Rs 1250 for this. Many group housing societies are also getting vaccines done in collaboration with private hospitals. Many hospitals are charging an additional Rs 100 to 150 per vaccine for vaccinating by setting up camps in housing societies. That is, the vaccine which is being installed in the hospital for Rs 900, the same vaccine is being installed in the society for Rs 1000 or 1050.
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Center said, state governments should see that hospitals do not charge more than the fixed price
While fixing the price of corona vaccines for private hospitals, the Center has said that the state governments should see that they do not charge more than this. If the prices come down in future, then private hospitals will also be asked to reduce the prices. Meanwhile, there are also reports that the government is starting an e-voucher scheme. Under this, anyone can buy e-vouchers and get the needy vaccines in private hospitals.