According to sources in the Health Ministry itself, the biggest impact is to stop profiteering and promote a self-reliant India. A director of the ministry even said that this decision has been taken after careful consideration, the effect of which will be seen after the next six to seven months.
Difficulties of foreign companies thinking of big bucks in vaccine business increased
In the midst of the Corona epidemic, it is difficult for foreign companies that consider India to be a big market to provide vaccines at very low prices. Till now it was expected that in the next few months more vaccines will not only affect the price but also their availability will be more, but due to the low price, the path is not easy for these companies now.
It is very difficult for foreign companies to give vaccine for just Rs 150
One reason behind this is that in the initial phase itself, the government has reduced the cost of the vaccine to Rs 150. When this vaccine is available to all people, it will cost even less.
Experts say that a decision by the Prime Minister has stopped the profiteering of billions of rupees. Vellore-based CMC scientist Dr. Gagandeep Kang says that work has been going on in the world about the vaccine for years. Pharma companies cannot be denied the benefits of this.
Recently the US company Pfizer’s application was canceled. After this, the cheapest price in the world was kept in India. These messages are enough for foreign companies, who were planning to launch a vaccine in India to do crores of billions of rupees.
World Health Organization (WHO) advisor Prof. Rijo M. John reported that Pfizer Rs 1,431, Moderna Rs 2,348, Sinoform Rs 5,650, Sinovac Biotech Rs 1,027, Novavax Rs 1,114, Sputnik Rs 734 and Johnson & Johnson vaccine price 734 per dose. Has kept Rs.
Comparing them to the price of Kovishield and Kovaxin, India has the cheapest option. It is not easy for these companies to come to India at such a low price.
Relief given to middle-working class, benefit in elections
According to experts, a major impact of affordable vaccine has been on the middle and working class of the country. Vaccine will be available free of cost in government hospitals for poor and lower middle class people. While for others it is Rs 250 per dose which is in the budget of almost all the people. New Delhi-based health policy expert Dr. Divyendu Jain said that the impact of this decision cannot be ruled out in the electoral states.
States were also given a chance
Prof. Rizzo says that many states including Delhi and Kerala were talking about free vaccination from the beginning on the Corona vaccine, but it was not easy for a country with more population like India. However, now it is not too difficult because any state like Bihar can give free vaccine to its people by paying the price of 150 rupees per dose to the center.
Doctor will not charge on certificate
Along with fixing the cost of the vaccine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has also limited the profits of hospitals. Often millions of rupees of private hospitals are shown by showing various expenses. People between the age of 45 to 59 years will get the vaccine only after the certificate of the disease is issued.
For this, doctors could also charge a fee on the certificate, but before that the government fixed a maximum service charge of 100 rupees for all hospitals, after which the scope of taking the doctor’s fee ended.