DIMAPUR, JULY 10: To increase coverage of vaccination against COVID-19 in the State, the Government of Nagaland has facilitated procurement of Sputnik V vaccine from Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad, as an additional vaccine option.
According to a press release issued by Dr Ritu Thurr, State Immunization Officer (UIP), the 2-dose Sputnik V vaccine is being made available for 4800 persons at private hospitals ~ Bethesda Hospital, Kohima (Helpline Number 9485238298) and Faith Hospital, Dimapur (Helpline Number 9077747777).
Sputnik V vaccines can be availed by all eligible beneficiaries who are 18 years and above through advance booking via CoWIN platform (https:selfregistration.cowin.gov.in) with the provision for onspot registration too.
The Government of India has fixed the rate of Sputnik V with 5% GST per dose at Rs 995 and the private hospitals administering the vaccine can charge Rs 150 over and above the rate of the vaccine as service charges and for consumables. The total rate payable by the beneficiaries availing the Sputnik V vaccines at private hospital per dose will be thus Rs 1145.
The administration of the Sputnik V vaccines will begin in the two hospitals from July 12 and will be offered from Monday to Saturday every week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second dose of the vaccine will be due after a gap of minimum 21 days.
The process of registration and booking on CoWIN will remain the same as for Covishield and beneficiary will need to produce a valid ID Card (Aadhaar, Driving License, PAN Card, Passport, Pension Passbook, Voter ID Card) and a valid mobile number (max up to 4 people with one number).
Anyone, who have not taken any dose of Covishield or any other vaccine against COVID-19 and are interested in getting vaccinated by Sputnik-V, can avail themselves of the opportunity and contact the two hospitals.
(Page News Service)