World Leaders Thank PM Modi for Sending Covid-19 Vaccines
Published On Mar 05, 2021 12:00 AM By Yamini Sharma
Leaders from various countries around the world are extending their gratitude to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending covid-19 vaccines. It must be noted that as of March, 4, India has supplied over 4.64 crore made-in-India coronavirus vaccine doses to 47 countries. It must be noted that out of all, while 3.93 crore were sold commercially, 71.25 lakh doses were given as a gift. The list of countries receiving coronavirus vaccines comprises both, developed and developing countries, right from Africa to the Caribbean as well as ASEAN nations and the neighbourhood.
As of now, Canada has received 5 lakh vaccine doses from India. Furthermore, Pune-based Serum Institute of India is all set to send 1.5 million more doses of the Covishield vaccine to Canada. Multiple caribbean countries such as Barbados, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Barbuda and Antigua have also received Covid-19 vaccines from India.
Leaders from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, and other Caribbean countries have lauded India's generosity in the form of tweets.
Dr. KJ Srinivasa, Indian High Commissioner to the CARICOM Secretariat stated that the role of India as the primary responder during Covid-19 crises and as the ‘world pharmacy' is now being applauded throughout the region. He furthermore said that ‘Vaccine Maitri' will pave a way in further consolidating the role of India as a world leader.
It must be noted that 11 countries including 10 from Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Angola, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Senegal, and Cambodia have received India-made novel coronavirus vaccine under the COVAX facility. As per reports, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh commenced their vaccination drive using India-made vaccines.
India had commenced its vaccination drive on January 16. Until now, administration of more than 1.66 crore vaccine doses has been carried out successfully.
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