New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday stated the Covid-19 vaccines have been despatched to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Iran as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led authorities’s determination to renew their provides.
MEA official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated the federal government has initially determined to ship the provides to the neighbourhood.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi said recently at the UN General Assembly that India will resume supply of coronavirus vaccines. We have decided to start with the neighbourhood,” he stated, PTI reported.
Stating the MEA is “constantly monitoring and reviewing the situation”, Bagchi stated: “As far as I know, vaccines have already gone to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Iran.”
The MEA official spokesperson stated the choice on additional provides might be based mostly on the nation’s manufacturing and demand.
“We will decide on further supplies based on our production and demand,” he stated.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had final month introduced India will resume export of surplus Covid-19 vaccines in October underneath the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ programme and to fulfill its dedication to the COVAX international pool.
Mandaviya, nevertheless, added vaccinating its personal residents stays the Central authorities’s topmost precedence.
Earlier in April, India suspended the exports of Covid-19 vaccines to give attention to inoculating its personal inhabitants following a sudden spike in infections.