There was shortage of vaccines for 18+ people in Nagpur. There has been some good news related to this.
Three private hospitals in Nagpur will be offering paid vaccines from June 1, 2021.
- Wockhardt Hospital
- Kingsway Hospital
- American Oncology Institute
At least two – Alexis Multispecialty Hospital and Spandan Diagnostic Centre — are set to receive Sputnik V by June second week. The gap between 2 doses of Sputnik V is 3 weeks (21 days).
“All above 18 years of age will be eligible for Covishield vaccination,” states a letter issued by Kingsway.
Initially, vaccination will be for associations and corporations. It will cost Rs 850 at the hospital and Rs 1,000 if on site. The additional cost include charges for administrative work, hiring of nurse,s and RMO.
Sources said that Kingsway is set to get its first order from the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Sunday.
Wockhardt has already started onsite vaccination of several corporate company employees. “We had procured doses centrally from SII. Companies had already booked their doses with us which we are currently administering. In a later phase, we might start doses for the general public,” said Avinash Agrawal, marketing head of the hospital here.
At the American Oncology Institute (AOI), it will be Covishield for all walk-in registrations. “Ours is a non-Covid hospital in Nagpur and the safest site for vaccination as infection risk is low. We will be getting a share of doses from our centralized procurement by Monday,” said Jitendra Zade, marketing head of AOI here.
Alexis, which is also part of a hospital chain, will serve Sputnik V jabs. “We will be getting vaccine doses by June second week. In the initial phase, we will be conducting vaccination of corporate employees,” said Mansi Agrawal from the hospital’s marketing team.
Spandan Diagnostic Center is also in contact with Dr. Reddy’s Pharma which is currently the main distributor for Sputnik.