- Private hospitals can charge a maximum of Rs780 for Covishield, Rs1,410 for Covaxin, Rs1,145 for Sputnik V
The Centre on Tuesday instructed private vaccination centers to not charge quite Rs780 for Covishield, Rs1,410 for Covaxin, and ₹Rs1,145 for Sputnik V jabs. The Centre said that non-public hospitals can agitate to Rs150 on service charges and therefore the state governments will monitor the costs being charged.
The Centre also said that steps are being taken to place the specified validations by the CoWIN portal to form sure that prices declared by several private Covid-19 vaccination centres don’t exceed that mandated by the govt.
In its order, the Centre also highlighted that the costs declared by private Covid-19 vaccination centres must be reset to the utmost value instructed by the govt . “The Co-WIN system also will reset the costs declared by private CVCs to the utmost value indicated, for respective vaccines, wherever the worth declared by a CVC exceeds the utmost value,” the order said.
The government asked the state governments to require strict action against private CVCs wherever instances of over-charging arise.
Covishield, manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India, cost Rs600 per dose as declared by the corporate. The GST on Covishield is Rs30 and with a service fee of Rs150, a beneficiary won’t pay quite Rs780 for a jab of the Oxford-AstraZeneca-developed vaccine.
Sputnik, which is manufactured by several manufacturers like Gland Pharma, Hetero Biopharma, Panacea Biotec, Stelis Biopharma, and Virchow Biotech in partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), has set the worth at Rs948. With a GST of ₹Rs47.40~Rs47 and a service fee of Rs150, a beneficiary is going to be charged ₹1,145.
Covaxin, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, costs Rs1,200 per dose as declared by the Hyderabad-based pharma giant. The GST on Covaxin is Rs70 and with Rs150 service fee levied by private centers it’ll cost the beneficiary Rs1,410.