03 June Saturday

Health Card Compulsory from 1 April; Typhoid Vaccine To Be Available For Rs.96

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

Thiruvananthapuram: Health Card shall be mandatory in State from 1 April, informed Health Minister Veena George. Meanwhile, the Health department has made available  typhoid vaccines at low cost of Rs 96 through Karunya Pharmacies. The typhoid vaccine prices range between Rs 350 to Rs 2000 in open market. The huge slash in price was brought about with interventions made by minister Veena George. . Typhoid vaccines are  now available at  Rs 95.52 through Karunya Pharmacies.

KMSCL did not disburse typhoid vaccine earlier,  as it it did not feature in the list of essential drugs. Meanwhile, there rose several complaints stating typhoid vaccines vending at  private pharmacies were priced very high. Given the situation, the minister instructed KMSCL to supply typhoid vaccine at the lowest rate possible.