Karnataka hikes vaccine service charges in private hospitals by ₹100
The Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association had sought a revision of service charges for vaccination from ₹100 to ₹300 per dose.
The Karnataka authorities late on Thursday fastened the brand new service cost for vaccines at ₹200 per dose, up from the sooner ₹100.
The Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) had sought a revision of service charges for vaccination from ₹100 to ₹300 per dose.
PHANA, in a illustration to the federal government, had sought a revision stating that not like the sooner phases, vaccination now in private sector was via buy of the vaccine vials from the provider at a value practically 4-8 occasions that they paid the federal government earlier.
“Each hospital needs to spend money on cold chain logistics, safe storage and pilferage protection. Considering the large numbers of people that need to be vaccinated in a short period of time, extended vaccination timings, on site set up of vaccination booths etc., may cost us more,” said PHANA’s letter.
Pointing out that the present section of vaccination was occurring when there have been vital variety of COVID-19 sufferers, the letter stated: “Front-end personnel need to have proper PPE which would add to the costs. Besides, safe distancing in vaccination sites is going to add to the money spent on physical areas and quality of care and trained personnel to be deployed would increase costs.”
Moreover, the disposables wanted for the jabs in addition to the disinfection protocols of the vaccination website had been most important and on the identical time value drivers. “All these expenses cannot be covered under the existing ₹100 per dose. The overall costs involved itself will cross more than ₹250 per dose. We request you to kindly revise the pricing to ₹300 per dose,” the letter added.