Saturday, September 18, 2021

Covishield to cost Rs 400 for state govts, Rs 600 for govt hospitals

Serum Institute of India has announced the price for its COVISHIELD vaccine for State governments and Private Hospitals in the country. The Vaccine will cost 400 rupees per dose for the state governments whereas Private Hospitals will have to pay 600 rupees for each dose.

The announcement by the manufacturer of the COVISHIELD vaccine in India comes in light of the recent relaxation given by the Centre to accelerate the vaccination drive in the country. Under the new provisions the vaccine manufacturers and suppliers will be selling 50 per cent of their COVID vaccines to the Centre whereas the remaining 50 per cent will be given to State governments and Private Hospitals in open market.

Serum Institute in a media statement released today said that the new directive will help in scaling up the production of vaccines and will also ease its procurement by the state administrations , private hospitals and vaccination centres.

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