The Corona vaccination program in India has started from 16 January. In the first phase of vaccination, health workers and frontline workers were given vaccine doses. The second phase of corona vaccination is starting in the country from March 1. The central government has fixed the price of a single dose of corona vaccine at Rs 250, which will be available in private hospitals for people aging 60 years and above and also to those aging 45 years and have some serious illnesses. The government has decided that people will be vaccinated free in government hospitals.

Siddharth Mahajan, the government secretary of the medical department shared today that the price has been determined according to the instructions received from the Union Ministry of Health. He said that Rs 250 per dose has been kept in private hospitals. The Rs 250 includes the vaccine price of Rs 150 and the service fee of Rs 100 of the private hospital. He informed that COVID-19 vaccine will be made available to private hospitals by the government and all other vaccination related arrangements will be made by private hospitals. 

Information is being sent to all the states and union territories in this regard. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health said that so far 77% of health workers have been given the first dose and 70% have received the second dose.

Earlier, Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel told that the government has fixed the price of corona vaccine at Rs 250 so that more and more people can get corona vaccine in a short time. At the same time, this vaccine will be available for free in a government hospital. The government’s efforts are in the direction of vaccinating more and more people in the shortest possible time, so that we all can be safe from Corona. For this, the government wants to use the large network of private hospitals.

It is important to note that while getting the COVID-19 vaccination it is necessary to have 2 doses each. COVID-19 vaccines will be provided free of cost in state health centers connected to CGHS and Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Health Insurance Scheme.