Covishield At Rs 400 Per Dose For States, Rs 600 For Private Hospitals, Rs 150 For Centre, Says SII
New Delhi: Covishield will be sold at Rs 400 a shot to states and Rs 600 to private hospitals, the Serum Institute of India (SII) said on Wednesday. However, the Centre will continue to receive Covishield doses at Rs 150 each, making it the cheapest at central government hospitals or establishments.
SII said its vaccines will still be more affordable than foreign jabs, which cost anywhere from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500 a shot.
As part of the government’s new policy, 50 per cent of the vaccine doses will be reserved for the centre and the rest will be divided between states and private hospitals. SII said supplying the vaccine independently to corporates would be challenging and urged companies and individuals to access the shots through states and private hospitals.
“…owing to the complexity, and urgency of the situation it is challenging to supply it independently to each corporate entity,” said SII in a statement.
“We would urge all corporate and private individuals to access the vaccines through the state facilitated machinery and private health systems.
Following the Govt of India directives, we are announcing the prices of the Covishield vaccine – Rs 400 per dose for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals: Serum Institute of India (SII) #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/xU54SUPbiE
— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2021