Private hospitals will be able to charge a maximum service charge of ₹150 for a single dose after the fixed price of the vaccine, PM Modi said.
Announcing free vaccines for Indian states on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that private hospitals will be allowed to charge a maximum service charge of ₹150 on the fixed price of the jabs.
Private hospitals in the country are allowed to secure 25% of the vaccines manufactured in the country under the current distribution model between state and private entities.
However, they will now be able to charge a maximum service charge of ₹150 for a single dose after the fixed price of the vaccine, PM Modi said in his address to the nation.
The task of monitoring it will be with the state governments only, the prime minister said.
In his first address to the nation after April 20, PM Modi said the Centre will buy 75 per cent of the total vaccine production from manufacturers and give it free of cost to the state governments and will also bear the responsibility of 25 per cent of the work related to vaccination with the states.
“This arrangement will be implemented in the coming two weeks. In these two weeks, the central and state governments will together make necessary preparations according to the new guidelines,” PM Modi said.