Jamshedpur: The Covid-19 vaccines are being given free of cost at the MGM Medical College Hospital, Sadar Hospital in Khasmahal and at all the primary health centers from March 1. Those belonging to the age-group 45-59 years with comorbidity and people above 60 years are getting the vaccines.
The Covid-19 vaccines for Rs 250 per recipient in the steel city, one of the health hubs has decided to administer the vaccine to some sections of people free of charge. The health hub which is going to provide the Covid-1009 vaccines free of cost is Ganga Memorial Hospital at Sankosai in Mango.
Those who will be entitled 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.
To ensure Covid protocol, police personnel have been deployed in each centre. Arrangements have been made for facilitating vaccination for 100 people at each centre. The central government earlier announced 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.
The Union Health Ministry informed that the nationwide vaccination program is now expanded to all citizens above 60 years of age. Citizens within the age group of 45 to 59 years with specific comorbidities are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.
Corona vaccination kicked off on 16 January in East Singhbhum district. After 43 days after the start of vaccination, now the situation seems to be quite normal. Gradually the number of corona patients is also decreasing. So far, a total of 44 thousand 174 people have been registered for vaccines in the district. In this, 25 thousand 106 people have been vaccinated. About 57 percent have taken the first dose of the vaccine. At the same time, one thousand 256 people have completed their second dose.