Serum Institute of India (SII) hikes prices of COVID-19 vaccine, COVISHIELD to Rs. 600 for private hospitals and Rs. 400 for state government per dose.
The company is stated that their vaccines are affordable in comparison to any other vaccines in the world. Vaccines available in the USA are pricing around Rs. 1500 where as russian and chinese vaccine pricing around Rs. 750.
SII says that they welcomed the recent announcement made by Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Finance Ministry to accelerate India’s vaccination drive. The promising directives will help to scaleup vaccine production, and allow state governments, private hospitals, and vaccination centers to procure vaccines directly.
Company said that for the next two months, they will address the limited capacity by scaling up the vaccine production. Going ahead, 50% of their capacities will be served to the Government of India's vaccination program, and the remaining 50% of the capacity will be for the State governments and private hospitals.
According to the government data, 29,90,197 people were given vaccines in last 24 hours and Cumulatively around 13 crores of vaccine doses have been administered so far.