Covid Vaccines: Govt Supply To Pvt Centres To Cease From May 1

Bhubaneswar: The government of India supplied Covid-19 vaccine doses to private Covid-19 vaccination centres will cease from May 1.

“…the previous system of private Covid-19 Vaccination Centers receiving Covid-19 vaccine doses from the Government of India supply at districts level and charging up to Rs 250 per dose from the beneficiaries will cease to exist from 1st of May 2021,” said a letter by Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare PK Mohapatra addressed to all Collectors, Municipal Commissioners of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela and all CDM & PHOs.

The letter said that all private hospitals will have to source their Covid vaccines directly from the manufacturers from the 50% vaccine doses earmarked for the other than Government of India channels.

The Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and CDM & PHOs have been asked to stop the supply of Covid-19 vaccine to the private Covid Vaccination Centers (CVCs) after 30th April.