The Union Health Ministry capped charges for administration of vaccines in private hospitals, based on the prices currently declared by vaccine manufacturers on Tuesday.
In a letter to all states and union territories, the Health Ministry suggested that appropriate stern action be taken against private vaccination centres for overcharging
The revised price are Covishield at ₹780, Covaxin at ₹1,410, and Sputnik V at ₹1,145.
The ministry also added, "It may be noted the above prices are based on the current prices declared by manufacturer and can be suitably modified in future if manufacturers change the prices." As per as present rate Serum Institute of India sells its Covishield to private hospitals at ₹600 per dose, Bharat Biotech has set the cost of its Covaxin at ₹1,200 a dose for private establishments. Both vaccines are supplied to the central government at a cost of ₹150 a dose. These all are exclusive of GST.