Covid Vaccination: The government fixed the price Rs 250 on private centres

New Delhi: The second phase of the Vaccination drive is going to start from March 1. In the second phase, people above 60 years will be given priority. Those who are above 45 years of age and will get priority over people with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases such as comorbidities and other diseases.

In the second phase, government and private centers will be set up for vaccination. Vaccination will be done free of cost at the government center. However, the private center will have to pay for it. Official sources said that in a private hospital, the dose of Covid-19 vaccine can be taken for Rs 250.

According to sources, the cost of the vaccine in the private center will be Rs 150 and a service charge of Rs 100 will have to be paid for it. You will get this vaccine for Rs 250 at all the private centers found. This arrangement will remain in effect till further orders.

According to sources, states and union territories have been informed about it. The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that beneficiaries will be able to download the Co-Win 2.0 portal and register through apps such as Arogya Setu, which will show the Covid-19 vaccination schedule in government and private hospitals.

The ministry said that the beneficiary can choose the CVC of their choice and take appointments for vaccination. There will be an online registration facility so that the beneficiaries can go to the identified vaccination centers, get themselves registered and get vaccinated.

The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign was launched on 16 January. It is now to be extended to all citizens above the age of 60 years in the age-groups and within the age range of 45 to 59 with specified co-ethics. From 1 March. During a meeting on Friday, representatives of states and union territories were briefed about the basic features of version 2.0 of the digital platform Co-Win, a population-scale software with the ability to process several thousands of entries. is.

It was stated that all CVCs should be health facilities which are government health facilities such as Sub Health Center, Primary Health Center, Community Health Center, Ayushman Bharat Health and Welfare Center, Sub Divisional Hospital, District Hospital and Medical College Hospital or Private Hospitals Has been listed under the Central Government Health Scheme, Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and similar State Health Insurance Scheme.

States and UTs were asked to ensure that private healthcare facilities have adequate space for the vaccination process, as detailed in the comprehensive SOP issued by the ministry, basic cold chain equipment, its own team of commentators and staff and management Sufficient facility for.

Any adverse event following vaccination (AEFI) cases to use as a CVC. All the beneficiaries will have to carry one of the following photo identity cards – Aadhaar card, photo identity card, photo identity card specified at the time of registration in case of online registration (if not Aadhaar or EPIC, in the age group of 45 to 59 years A certificate of co-morbidity for citizens (signed by a registered physician), and employment certificate / official identification card for health workers (HCW) and front worker (FLW).

The states and union territories on Friday explained the simplified process of registration, which would take place through three routes – advance self-registration, on-site registration and convenient cohort registration. Under the first route, beneficiaries will be able to self-register in advance by downloading the Co-Winner 2.0 portal and through other apps such as Arogya Setu. It will serve as a CVC with the date and time of schedule available to government and private hospitals.

The statement of the Ministry said that under the convenient registration mechanism, the State and Union Territory governments will take active leadership. Specific dates for Covid-19 vaccination will be set where targeted groups of potential beneficiaries will be vaccinated. State and health officials will ensure that target groups are actively mobilized and brought to immunization centers. ASHA, ANM, Panchayati Raj Representative and Women’s Self-Help Group (SHG) will be used to mobilize target groups.

Vaccination will be free at government vaccination centers. The beneficiary will be required to show a photo identity card (preferably Aadhaar card or EPIC card) and proof of sickness (if necessary) for proof of age. The Covid vaccine will have to pay a pre-determined fee to any designated / private healthcare provider.