Nagaland to Sputnik V from July 12

Of the three Covid-19 vaccines available in India currently — Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare Nagaland Government has facilitated procurement of Sputnik V Vaccine from Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad as an additional vaccine option.

The news on procurement of the vaccine was announced on Saturday in a press release by Nagaland Government to increase coverage of vaccination against Covid-19.

According to the release, the rate of Sputnik V with 5% GST per dose is Rs. 995.40 and the private hospitals administering the vaccine charge Rs 150 over and above the rate of the vaccine as service charges and for consumables, with total amount payable for beneficiaries availing Sputnik V per dose at Rs 1,145 in private hospitals.

The release signed by Dr Ritu Thurr, State Immunization Officer furthermore informed that initially 2 doses of the said vaccine is being made available for 4800 persons at Bethesda Hospital, Kohima and Faith Hospital, Dimapur due to begin vaccination from July 12 (from Monday to Saturday every week from 10 AM to 4 PM) at the said private hospitals for beneficiaries over 18 years and above through advance booking via COWIN platform (https://selfregistration.cowin.gov.in/) with the provision for onspot registration too and due for 2nd dose after a gap of minimum 21 days from 1st dose.

The process for registration and booking on COWIN will remain the same as for Covishield and beneficiary will need to produce a valid ID card and a valid mobile number, the released added.

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