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Covishield to be sold at Rs 400 to State, Rs 600 to pvt hospitals
Covishield to be sold at Rs 400 to State, Rs 600 to pvt hospitals

New Delhi, April 21 (TIWN) Covishield will be sold at Rs 400 per dose to the state government and Rs 600 to private hospitals, Serum Institute of India (SII) said on Wednesday. Covishield is known as AstraZeneca vaccine across the world.

The centre will continue to receive Covishield doses at ₹ 150 each, which means it will be cheapest to get a vaccine shot from central government hospitals or establishments.  Serum said its vaccines will still be more affordable than foreign jabs, which cost anywhere from ₹ 750 to ₹ 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.  Serum 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 Serum in its statement.  "We would urge all corporate and private individuals to access the vaccines through the state facilitated machinery and private health systems."

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