Coronavirus | Andhra CM is asking PM Modi to temporarily stop supplying vaccines to private hospitals

It is a good idea to only supply vaccines to the private sector when there is an excess, he says

Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to suspend the supply of vaccines to private hospitals direct from manufacturers until there is an excess.

In a letter written to Mr. Modi on Saturday, Mr. Jagan said: “In a situation where there is not enough care to fully cater for the age group over 45, and without the option of free vaccination for the 18-year-olds. ” 44 years for the next few months, it seems very unreasonable to allow a private hospital to vaccinate people of all ages at exorbitant rates. “

Not only is this a disadvantage for the poorer sections of society, but it also creates a situation of black-marketing the vaccine that is administratively a Herculean task of control. He told the prime minister that the state must limit vaccination to 45+ age due to inadequate care.

“Because of the flexibility that private hospitals have to set the price of their vaccines, they charge up to £ 2,000-25,000 for each dose, making it one of the most expensive in the world and attracting public criticism,” said Mr. Jagan said.

Furthermore, Mr Jagan said that having vaccines available in both public and private hospitals would only be a good idea if there is an excessive availability of vaccines where everyone can choose any mode of their choice and financial capacity.

“In today’s situation where supply is very limited, making this option available to private hospitals, where they charge exorbitantly, is socially unacceptable and administratively difficult to monitor,” Jagan wrote.

“I urge you to look into this matter carefully and to refrain from delivering vaccines to private hospitals so that all stocks are only available to central and state governments to take in vaccination of all eligible individuals,” said he.

The state government, with the centre’s permission, had postponed vaccination of people ages 18 to 44 as it intended to use scarce doses to vaccinate people 45 and older who were due for the second dose in the state.

Private hospitals are allowed to buy vaccines directly from the manufacturer from the 50% offer that is intended for the “other than government”. from India’s canal.

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