Bharat Biotech has announced the price of its Corona Virus Vaccine ‘Covaxin’ for state governments and private hospitals. The company will sell covaxin at a price of Rs 600 per dose to state governments and Rs 1,200 per dose to private hospitals.
In addition, the vaccine will be exported at a price of $ 15-30 (Rs 1,124 to Rs 1,499) per dose.
These prices of covaxin are higher than the ‘Covishield’ of the Serum Institute of India (SII).
State governments will get covaxin at four times the price from the centre
In its statement released on Saturday, Bharat Biotech said that it will continue to give covaxin to the central government at a price of Rs 150 per dose. This would mean the cost of covaxin for state governments would be four times that of the central government.
The company said in its statement that the recovery of the cost of covaxin is crucial for developing the vaccine for the intranasal covid-19 vaccine, chikungunya, zika, cholera and other diseases.
Comparing Covaxin’s rival SII to Covishield, the company recently announced to sell Covishield at Rs 400 per dose to state governments and Rs 600 per dose to private hospitals.
This would mean the price of covaxin for state governments would be one-and-a-half times that of Covishield and twice that for private hospitals.
The cost of both vaccines is Rs 150 per dose for the central government.
So far, 14,09,16,417 doses of the Corona vaccine have been administered in the country. Of these, 25,36,612 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
At present, the vaccine is being provided to people above 45 years of age in the country and from May 1, it will be opened to all those above 18 years of age.
The process of registration of people in the age group of 18-45 years will start on April 28. They will not be able to get the vaccine directly by going to the hospital.
Talking about the state of the epidemic, 3,49,691 new cases of infection with the Coronavirus were reported in the country and 2,767 patients died. These are the highest number of cases and deaths reported in a single day in the country.
With this, the total number of infected people in the country has increased to 1,69,60,172. Of these, 1,92,311 people have lost their lives.
The number of active cases has crossed the figure of 26 lakhs to 26,82,751.