The decision was taken by National Health Mission and is being forwarded to all the states and Union territories.
Ahead of the government releasing the pricing details, Dr Srinath Reddy, Chairman of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) told The Quint, “In a mixed health system, taking the support of the private sector is understandable. However, it is debatable whether that should require the citizen to pay for that channel. As pandemic control is universally acknowledged to be a public good, immunisation should be paid from public financing.”
Phase 2 of COVID Vaccination
The second phase of vaccination against COVID-19 is being rolled out from 1 March, and aims at covering 27 crore people. Phase 1 involved healthcare and frontline workers, and so far, more than 1.5 core vaccinations have been done.
The government, in order to increase ramp up the COVID vaccination capacity, is now involving a number of private facilities.
Around 10,000 private hospitals empanelled under…