Coronavirus vaccines have been despatched to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Iran in line with the federal government’s determination to renew their provides, the Ministry of External Affairs mentioned on Thursday.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned the federal government has determined to ship the provides to the neighbourhood initially.
India, the world’s largest producer of vaccines total, suspended exports of COVID-19 vaccines in April to deal with inoculating its personal inhabitants following a sudden spike in infections.
Last month, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya introduced that India will resume the provides overseas.
“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,” Bagchi mentioned.
“As far as I know, vaccines have already gone to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Iran. We are constantly monitoring and reviewing the situation,” he mentioned.
Bagchi mentioned the choice on additional provides shall be primarily based on India’s manufacturing and demand.
“We will decide on further supplies based on our production and demand,” he mentioned.