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Vaccination in Private Hospitals

The ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, that was launched on 16th January 2021, is going to be exponentially expanded from 1st March 2021. It will cover following age-groups:

  • All citizens above 60 years of age, and
  • Those within the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified co-morbidities

To ramp up the COVID vaccination capacity manifold, significantly large number of private hospitals are going to be engaged in this drive. Around 10,000 private hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY (AB PM-JAY), CGHS and various State Government Health Insurance schemes will be taking part as COVID Vaccination Centers (CVCs). The list of such hospitals can be found here:

Geo reference maps with GPS coordinates have been prepared for private hospitals that will serve as CVCs. These Geo referenced maps are being shared with States/Union Territories (UTs).

All private hospitals that serve as CVCs must adhere to strict norms of due process, quality and safety including integration with the National Co-Win technology platform. The private hospitals must have adequate space and cold chain arrangements. Further, adequate number of vaccinators and support staff must be present at private hospitals serving as CVCs. Adequate arrangements must also be made for addressing Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI). Private hospitals functioning as CVCs can charge up to Rs. 250 per person per dose.

An orientation has been provided to States/UTs on the modalities of this vaccination drive. Some key guidelines discussed with States/UTs are as follows:

  • The three methods of registration to be followed i.e. Advance Self Registration, Onsite Registration and Facilitated Cohort Registration
  • Electronic and financial mechanisms to facilitate vaccination related transactions at CVCs
  • Provision of CoWIN2.0 user-names and passwords to the private CVCs
  • Mapping private CVCs with nearest cold chain points to ensure seamless flow of vaccines
  • Simplified system to certify people in age group of 45-59 years with 20 identified co-morbidities. This certificate needs to be signed by any registered medical practitioner. (Details in Annexure – I). The certificate can either be uploaded on CoWIN2.0 by the beneficiaries while self-registering or a hard copy can be carried by beneficiary to CVC.

COVID Vaccination Payment