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NEW YORK: United Nations on Saturday thanked India for providing 200,000 Covid vaccine doses for UN Peacekeepers and appreciated efforts to strengthen COVAX Facility for guaranteeing equitable entry to vaccines for all.
“India has been a global leader in pandemic response efforts. Appreciate efforts to strengthen COVAX Facility for ensuring equitable access to vaccines,” TS Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to UN, quoted UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying.
Guterres additionally thanked exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar for providing 200,000 Covid vaccine doses for UN Peacekeepers.
India has equipped a complete of 229.7 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine to the worldwide neighborhood as of final week, in response to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
India on January 16 started its mammoth coronavirus vaccine rollout by administering 207,229 pictures on the primary day with the assistance of a whole lot of hundreds of well being employees who had been educated and assisted by the UN businesses.
The Central authorities has launched an utility named CoWIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Work) to observe the complete vaccination course of.
Two vaccines–Covaxin and Covishield– have obtained Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) after going by means of established security and immunogenicity in a well-prescribed regulatory course of and these shall be administered in the course of the vaccination drive.
Addressing a weekly briefing, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned India plans to reward vaccine doses to Oman, CARICOM nations, Nicaragua, Pacific Island states.
He additional mentioned that New Delhi plans to provide 1 crore or 10 million vaccine doses to Africa and 10 lakh to United Nations well being employees underneath GAVI’s (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) COVAX facility.

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