New Delhi: Russian vaccine Sputnik V will be available from June 15 at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi. The central government has fixed a maximum price of Rs 1,145 for a single dose of the vaccine. Including hospital charges and taxes.
The first phase of installation of Sputnik-V was started by Apollo Hospitals and Dr. Reddy’s in Hyderabad on May 17 and in Visakhapatnam on May 18 as a pilot project. The Sputnik V vaccine has been granted emergency use by the Drugs Controller General in India. It is the third vaccine in the country to be applied for Covid-19 after Covishield and Covaxin.
The vaccine has been developed by Russia’s Gamelia National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. It is considered to be 94.3 percent effective, which is the most effective among the corona vaccines in the country. So far, Serum Institute of India’s Vaccine Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Vaccine Covaxin are being installed in the country.
The Center has fixed the maximum price of the vaccine for private hospitals. Under which the price of Sputnik-V has been fixed at Rs 948 for vaccine, Rs 47 after GST and service charge of Rs 150 at Rs 1,145. Recently, India has received about 3 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine.