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Mumbai: BMC warns of strict action against private hospitals that overcharge for Covid vaccines

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has warned of strict action if private hospitals in the city charge more than the rates stipulated by the central government for Covid vaccines.

The BMC has warned of strict action if private hospitals in the city overcharge for Covid vaccines. (Photo: PTI file)

The BMC has warned of strict action if private hospitals in the city overcharge for Covid vaccines. (Photo: PTI file)

After the central government on June 8 capped the prices that can be charged by private hospitals for Covid-19 vaccinations, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday warned of strict action against any private centre that violates the rule and overcharges in Mumbai.

The BMC has asked all citizens, housing complex officials and heads of industrial establishments to take note of the stipulated rates for the vaccines. The civic body has also asked citizens to complain if they find anyone flouting the rule.

To register a complaint, BMC has provided the e-mail ID, complaint.epimumbai@gmail.com.

The BMC said, “Under the Covid-19 Preventive Vaccination National Campaign, private hospitals have been allowed to conduct paid vaccinations to enable more citizens to get the vaccine. For this, the central government has fixed the maximum rates that can be charged for Covid-19 vaccines keeping in mind the production rates fixed by the vaccine manufacturers and the taxes imposed on them.”

Private hospitals have to charge according to these rates and violators will be prosecuted, the BMC stated.

The rates set for Covid-19 vaccinations at private hospitals by the central government are as follows,

  • Covishield Rs 780
  • Covaxin – Rs 1,410
  • Sputnik V – Rs 1,145

“According to the central government, the vaccine manufacturer’s production rate plus five per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) along with a maximum service charge of Rs 150 can be collected from the beneficiaries by private vaccination centres,” the BMC explained.

BMC officials stated that citizens will be notified if there is a change in the rates fixed by the government.

The Covid-19 vaccination drive in the BMC area was started on January 16. Vaccination centres have been set up in government and municipal hospitals as well as private hospitals in the city. While vaccines are being administered free of cost at the former, paid vaccination is being offered at private centres.

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