Modi government’s vaccine diplomacy, India has so far gifted 56 lakh vaccines

India has gifted 56 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine to various countries of the world. At the same time, one crore vaccines have been sent as commercial supplies. Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava gave this information in a conversation with reporters on Thursday.

Srivastava informed that India has so far given vaccines to countries like Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Brazil, Morocco, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Algeria, Kuwait and South Africa. Has supplied Soon, vaccines manufactured in the country will be sent to Caribbean countries, nations in the Pacific Ocean region, Nicaragua, Afghanistan and Mongolia.

According to the spokesperson, India has provided 56 lakh doses of aid, while one crore vaccines have been commercially supplied. The process of sending vaccines abroad is being carried out based on the availability and need of the vaccine in the country.

South Africa will continue to receive vaccines :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa over telephone. He assured Ramaphosa that all the countries including South Africa would continue to benefit from India’s vaccine and drug production capacity.

According to the statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, the two leaders also discussed the current challenges of Covid-19 in their respective countries and the ongoing immunization drive against it. Modi reiterated to the South African President that India would continue to meet the needs of all countries including South Africa with its drug and vaccine production capacity. Recently India has sent the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines to South Africa.

According to the statement, the two leaders also discussed the possibilities of cooperation between India and South Africa in various international forums regarding access and affordability of vaccines and medicines. They agreed that officials of the two countries would remain in contact to exchange their experiences and explore joint efforts against the Covid-19 epidemic.

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