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Private hospitals can only charge Rs 150 as service charge on vaccines: PM Modi

Private hospitals can only charge Rs 150 as service charge on vaccines: PM Modi

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Narendra Modi Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Indian prime minister Narendra Modi today in his address to the nation said that private hospitals can continue to procure 25% of vaccines, but their service charge will be capped at Rs. 150 per dose over the fixed price of the vaccines.

“Vaccine supply will be increasing in the coming days. Seven companies in the country are producing different vaccines, 3 vaccine trials at advanced stage,” he added.

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“Other than regular vaccines, India is also working on a nazal vaccine,” said the PM. “If this works, it will be a great achievement.”

New health infrastructure has been developed in the 1.5 years with COVID hospitals, ventilators beds, to preparing a network of testing labs, he further stated, adding that “during the 2nd wave in April-May, demand for medical oxygen increased at an unprecedented rate.”

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