Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his tackle to the nation on Monday, overhauled the vaccination coverage taking management of the procurement that was earlier delegated to the states. The service cost that private hospitals levied was additionally capped at Rs 150.
Private hospitals organise off-site vaccination camps in collaboration with corporates and residential housing societies.
Private hospitals have mentioned that they might not be in a position to organise off-site camps inside the cap that has been positioned, in accordance to the report.
“These are extraordinary circumstances and need extraordinary steps. While for hospitals, it should not be a matter of profitability, they would also not pay from their pocket. For vaccination within the hospital, Rs 150 as service charge should meet the costs. However, there are overhead costs for organising off-site sessions,” the ToI report quoted Commander Navneet Bali, Regional Director, Northern India, Narayana Health, as saying.