The Union Health Ministry announced on 8th June, a price cap for the administration of Covid-19 vaccines in private facilities. The maximum price for Covaxin and Covishield has been fixed at Rs 1,410 and Rs 780 per dose respectively, in private facilities.
Pacific Mall Tagore Garden and Sri Balaji Action Multi Speciality Hospital have joined hands for vaccinating the residents of Delhi in a month-long drive with Covishield vaccine priced at Rs.780 per dose.
This makes Pacific Mall city’s only drive through facility which is vaccinating Delhites at reduced price a week before the price capping guideline gets implemented across the nation. The drive was inaugurated by Ms. Kriti Garg, IAS, DC / DM (West Delhi). More than 200 people got the jabs on the very first day.
The mall management and hospital staff made sure the distancing guidelines were being followed during the Drive Thru vaccination drive. The age group of 18+ and 45+ onwards were eligible for taking a jab in their respective vehicles. A very well-drawn out plan for injecting the individuals who have registered themselves online was in place.
Covishield Vaccine jabs were given to individuals in the age group of 18+ and 45+ (first and second dose, as per individual’s timeline) by a team of medical experts from Sri Balaji Action Multi Speciality hospital and doctors. The group of people vaccinated on the first day of the campaign comprised people living in and around West Delhi.
After vaccination, the person had to park the car at a designated space to be observed for half an hour. In case of emergency, the vaccinated person has to switch on the parking lights so that medical professionals can attend to the vaccine beneficiary. The vaccination drive will be a continued process and will be executed in multiple phases over two months.
“Serving the community is of utmost importance as the world grapples with a deadly pandemic. At a time when people are battling with the issue of booking vaccine slots, our mall team is striving hard to make this process less cumbersome. We are grateful to our partners, the community and all the staff members present on ground who have made this happen flawlessly, said “Mr. Abhishek Bansal, Executive Director, Pacific Group.
“We always strive to work in the interest of well-being of the humanity , this drive will be a small effort towards keeping our country men safe and Pacific Mall has always came forward as trailblazer in such programs” , said Dr. Anand Bansal, Medical Director, Balaji Action Medical Multi Speciality Hospital.