New Delhi: India biotech manufacturer of Covaxin has said that it has reduced the price of Covaxin vaccine supplied to state governments. Bharat Biotech has issued a statement saying that now the state governments will have to pay 400 rupees for one dose of vaccine.
These were the prices for the first Covaxin
Bharat Biotech had earlier said that it will give one dose of Covaxin to the state governments for 600 rupees and private hospitals for 1200 rupees. The company has made this reduction only for the state governments and private hospitals will still have to pay 1200 rupees for one dose.
The serum was the first to reduce the price
Earlier, on April 28, the CEO of Serum Institute, Adar Poonawalla, announced a reduction in the prices of Covishield. The company’s CEO Adar Poonawala said that he has reduced the price fixed for the states from Rs 400 to Rs 300. So that more and more people can get the benefit of the vaccine. He himself gave this information by tweeting. Adar Pooranala wrote on Twitter, ‘Under the spirit of philanthropy on behalf of the Serum Institute of India, I am reducing the price of the vaccine fixed for the states from Rs 400 per dose to Rs 300 per dose. Changes in prices have come into force immediately. This will save hundreds of crores of rupees from the funds of the state governments so that the vaccine can be extended to more people, as well as countless lives will be saved.’