Pvt Hospitals Innovate To Clear Vax Stocks
The New Indian Express Chennai|September 28, 2021
Besides doing away with service fee, some even plan to seek nod for giving booster doses to HCWs, senior citizens
Sumi Sukanya Dutta

STRUGGLING with the poor demand of Covid vaccines that comes at a price, many private hospitals across India have come up with a novel way of attracting beneficiaries: letting go of the service fee that the government permits them to charge.

The hospitals, as of now, are allowed to charge ₹150 per shot from the beneficiaries, in addition to the cost of the vaccines. Most private vaccination centres normally charge Ì€ 780 for a Covishield dose and ₹1,410 for Covaxin.

As per the information shared by the union health ministry recently, only about 6 % of the total vaccinations in the country starting May — when the vaccination was opened for all adults — were carried out in the private sector.

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