India’s COVID-19 Vaccine Costs Highest Globally: Report
New Delhi: COVID-19 vaccines in India, including the private sector, are one of the highest in the world. Besides, it is totally free in most of the countries, News18 reported quoting a Times of India report.
Initially, the Centre was procuring both vaccines at Rs 150 each and supplying them to state governments and private hospitals. The private sector was allowed to charge Rs 100 per dose as vaccination charges. However, many hospitals are charging Rs 250-300 per shot of Covishield as vaccination charges. The cost of vaccine per inoculation at private hospitals ranges between Rs 700 to Rs 1,500, the report added.