India decides to offer I cr vaccine of COVID-19 to Africa and 10 lakh vaccine for healthcare workers to UN as per global vaccine policy

India has already started to roll out the vaccine among their healthcare workers from the beginning of January. By the Indian government, Covishield and Covaxin are being distributed primarily. Covishield is manufactured by Pune’s Serum Institute in collaboration with the Oxford University and AstraZeneca. On the other hand, Covaxin is home grown vaccine that has been created by Bharat Biotech from Hyderabad.
In addition to the distribution of vaccine within the country, India has decided to give out some vaccine to other countries also. It is believed that India has been offering 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Africa. 1 million doses are offered to the UN health workers also.

Based on the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization policy, vaccines are being sent. Children are eligible for accessing vaccines also. In order to make the vaccine effective and more accessible to more number of people, it is going to be offered in a batch of 2000. Vaccines are made available to the poor countries especially. Equal distribution of vaccine may be made possible in this way. Manufacturing and development process of vaccine can be improved in the process too.
Ministry of External Affairs has also announced that they will be gifting 1 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Oman. Caricom countries are going to receive 5 lakh doses while Nicaragua gets 2 lakh and Pacific Island states gets 2 lakh doses.

Spokesperson from Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava has said according to the announcement of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is to reach out to other countries for international cooperation to fight with the COVID-19 pandemic together. India has acted first to distribute the supplies to the countries beyond.
More than a week has passed since India has given its nod to export the COVID-19 vaccine to other countries. Till now, 55 lakh vaccines have been distributed in 9 neighbouring countries such as Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Mauritus, Seychelles, Bahrain and Sri Lanka.

On the commercial basis, COVID-19 vaccines are already exported to Morocco, Brazil and Bangladesh also. Next, vaccines are going to be exported to Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Mongolia.
Masud Bin Momen, foreign secretary of Bangladesh has thanked the Indian Ministry of External Affairs for supplying 2 million doses. Both Nepal and Bangladesh have also started their immunization process with the vaccine that has been obtained from India.

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