Bhubaneswar: The vaccination drive for the elderly population and the persons with co-morbidities is to commence at 10 private hospitals and 12 government hospitals in Bhubaneswar from March 1.
Informing this, Commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Prem Chandra Chaudhary said that identified persons will receive vaccines at the government hospitals. There is a target of inoculating 60 persons at each centre on Day 1.
Chaudhary added that vaccines at private hospitals will be administered after registration. Interested persons have to register themselves through CoWIN 2.0 portal or Aarogya Setu.
The portal will be live from Monday so the registrations will begin on the same day. As a result, vaccination at private hospitals will start physically on Tuesday.
Chaudhary informed that the vaccine at government facilities is free of cost, while private facilities will charge Rs 100 as a service fee. The cost of the vaccine will be communicated by Sunday.
The private hospitals where the drive is to be conducted are, SUM Hospital, KIMS Hospital, Kalinga Hospital, Blue Wheel Hospital, Aditya Ashwini Hospital, AMRI Hospital, Utkal Hospital, Neelachal Hospital, Care Hospital and Hi-Tech Hospital.
The BMC Commissioner further added that the hospitals empanelled under Biju Swastya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) or Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) will be live in the coming days, once the system is stabilised.