UN chief claims India's vaccine production capacity as the best asset
India to play a major roll in the global Corona vaccination as asked by the UN chief-Antonio Guterres.
India to play a major roll in the global Corona vaccination as asked by the UN chief-Antonio Guterres.He says that the vaccine production capacity of India is the best asset for the world.
In India there is a very high level of production of Indian developed vaccines,he adds.He brings to limelight that India has all the instruments that are necessary to play a major role in making sure that a global vaccination campaign is made possible.
In order to make the regulation of vaccines, Guterres said, "I would say a very important element on the democratization of access to medicines all over the world. I appealed once again today for the licenses to be made available in order for companies around the world to be able to produce some of the vaccines that already exist."
The neighbouring counties have been gifted 55 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine.India plans to gift vaccine doses to Oman,CARICOM countries, Nicaragua , Pacific island states, says External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson, Anurag Srivastav.
There is interest in many countries to access vaccine from India. In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement that India sees international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic. We have played the role of the first responder in the neighbourhood," Srivastava said.
"From 20th January 2021 onward, we have gifted over 55 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to our neighbouring countries and in the extended neighbourhood--1.5 lakh to Bhutan, 1 lakh to Maldives, Mauritius and Bahrain, 10 lakhs to Nepal, 20 lakhs to Bangladesh, 15 lakhs to Myanmar, 50,000 to Seychelles, 5 lakh to Sri Lanka. In the coming days, We plan to gift further quantity to Oman that is of 1 lakh doses, 5 lakh doses to CARICOM countries. 2 lakh to Nicaragua, 2 lakh doses to the Pacific island state," he informed.
He said, "On a commercial level, the export has taken place for Brazil Morocco and Bangladesh. Further supplies to countries on commercial bases are likely to take place to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Canada Mongolia and other countries. We plan to supply 1 crore or 10 million vaccine doses to Africa and 10 lakh to United Nations health workers under GAVI."