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GENEVA: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s dedication for supporting vaccine fairness and sharing Covid-19 vaccines with over 60 nations internationally, hoping that different nations will comply with his instance.
In a tweet, Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation, mentioned that India’s help in supplying its vaccines helps over 60 nations to start the vaccination course of.
“Thanks India & Prime Minister @narendramodi for supporting #VaccinEquity. Your commitment to #COVAX and sharing #COVID19 vaccine doses is helping 60+ countries start vaccinating their #healthworkers and other priority groups. I hope other countries will follow your example,” he mentioned within the tweet on Thursday.
India on Wednesday dispatched the primary batch of six lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses to the African nation of Ghana underneath the COVAX facility in collaboration with UNICEF, which goals to cowl 92 nations underneath the initiative.
The doses are part of the primary batch of Covid-19 vaccine the nation is buying by way of the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX), which Ghana amongst practically 92 nations have signed into.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on February 12 mentioned that India has offered over 229 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to numerous nations out of which 64 lakh doses have been provided as grant help and 165 lakh on industrial foundation.
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned India will proceed to take ahead the worldwide vaccine provide initiative and canopy extra nations in a phased method.
Consignments of coronavirus vaccine doses have been provided as items to Bangladesh (20 lakh), Myanmar (17 lakh), Nepal (10 lakh), Bhutan (1.5 lakh), the Maldives (1 lakh), Mauritius (1 lakh), Seychelles (50,000), Sri Lanka (5 lakh), Bahrain (1 lakh), Oman (1 lakh), Afghanistan (5 Lakhs), Barbados (1 Lakh) and Dominica (70,000), he mentioned.
Srivastava mentioned nations which obtained vaccines on industrial foundation are Brazil (20 lakh), Morocco (60 lakh), Bangladesh (50 lakh), Myanmar (20 lakh), Egypt (50,000), Algeria (50,000), South Africa (10 lakh), Kuwait (2 lakh) and UAE (2 lakh).
The vaccines are even being despatched to Latin American nations.
India, the most important drug producer on the earth, is at present manufacturing two COVID-19 vaccines- Covishield and Covaxin.
While Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India in Pune, Covaxin is being produced by Bharat Biotech.

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