Jamshedpur 9th March 2020: The Covid-19 vaccines are being provided free of cost at the MGM Medical College Hospital, Sadar Hospital in Khasmahal, and at all the primary health centers from March 1.
The Union Health Ministry informed that the nationwide vaccination program is now expanded to all citizens above 60 years of age. Those citizens belonging within the age group of 45-59 years with specific comorbidities are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Covid-19 vaccines for Rs 250 per recipient in the steel city, one of the health hubs have determined to offer the vaccine to some sections of people free of charge.
The central government earlier stated that the government hospitals will carry out the vaccination drive at no cost, whereas private hospitals can levy up to ₹250 per person per dose.
Ganga Memorial Hospital at Sankosai in Mango is going to provide 1009 vaccines free of cost.
Those who will be allowed to get the vaccine free of charge are family members of Army staff, people belonging to below poverty line (BPL), handicapped person, and the lepers.