Amid the surge of Covid 19 officials are planning to arrange Covishield and Covaxin at affordable prices. According to the reports once it has regular approval vaccines will be available at Rs 275 per dose along with an additional service charge of Rs 150. The two vaccines, which have been granted Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) in India, are expected to soon get regular market approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), official sources reported.
Presently, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is available at a price of Rs 1,200 per dose for private hospitals while Covishield of Serum Institute of India costs Rs 780 in private facilities. The prices include Rs 150 service charge. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has been directed to start working towards capping the price to make the vaccines affordable.