New Delhi: India on Sunday sent the first consignment of Covishield vaccine to Barbados and Dominic under the Vaccine Friendship Initiative. The consignment produced by Serum Institute of India (SII) left Mumbai at 11:35 pm.
India had earlier thanked the Government of India and the people of the country, Prime Minister Mia Motley, for providing the Covishield vaccine to Barbados. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, Motley wrote, “I believe you are good and safe. On behalf of my government and the people here, I would like to thank your government and the people of India. ” Thank you so much for the Corona vaccine. ”
Corona vaccine was also sent to Afghanistan
Earlier, the first consignment of vaccines sent from India reached Afghanistan. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted this information. “Made in India vaccine has reached Afghanistan,” he tweeted. Always standing with her friends. India has so far supplied Covid-19 vaccine to more than 15 countries and is in talks with 25 countries.
#COVID19 vaccination doses of the Serum Institute of India departed for the countries of Barbados & Dominica in the Caribbean, under the Vaccine Maitri programme
Visuals from the scene of departure in Mumbai, Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/ga3XnX5vmM
– ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2021
Cambodia will be given 1 lakh doses
The Indian government has decided to supply the vaccine after Cambodian Prime Minister Samdek Hun Sen requested Prime Minister Modi for help. The vaccine will be administered by the Serum Institute of India. One lakh doses of vaccine will be provided in Cambodia.
The vaccine was sent to SAARC countries
India has sent Corona vaccine, developed by the country’s largest pharmaceutical serum institute in Pune, as a gift to all SAARC countries except Pakistan. These include countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan