The enrollment on the CoWIN 2.0 portal will open at 9 am Today i.e., 01-03-2021, the government said. Checkout cowin.gov.in for details. Over 10,000 private hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, over 600 hospitals under the CGHS and other private hospitals empanelled under state practices can serve as vaccination centres.
A user guide for enrollment and appointment for COVID-19 vaccination has shared by the government. The second phase of the vaccination drive will commence on Monday. “The exemplary groundwork and precaution advisory by the government has helped in containing the spread of the virus in our country,” the centre said in the introduction to the user manual.
The latest statement was on private hospitals – they can charge up to Rs 250 per dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals above 60 and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be vaccinated from today in a vaccination drive that will run for six weeks.
The centre has established 20 comorbidities among people between 45 and 59 years who will get the antibody. For example, heart failure with hospital admission in the past year. The COVID-19 vaccine will be offered for free at government hospitals, while people will need to pay for it at private hospitals.
All private health hospitals that will serve as the government’s vaccination centres must follow strict measures of due process, quality and safety, including integration with the national CoWIN technology platform.