United Nations on Saturday thanked India for providing 200,000 COVID vaccine doses for UN Peacekeepers and appreciated efforts to strengthen COVAX Facility for guaranteeing equitable entry to vaccines for all. “India has been a world chief in pandemic response efforts. Respect efforts to strengthen COVAX Facility for guaranteeing equitable entry to vaccines,” TS Tirumurti, India’s Everlasting Consultant to UN, quoted UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres as saying.
Guterres additionally thanked Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for providing 200,000 COVID vaccine doses for UN Peacekeepers.
India has equipped a complete of 229.7 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine to the worldwide group as of final week, in keeping with the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA).
India on January 16 started its mammoth coronavirus vaccine rollout by administering 207,229 photographs on the primary day with the assistance of a whole lot of 1000’s of well being employees who have been educated and assisted by the UN companies.
The Central authorities has launched an software named CoWIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Work) to observe all the vaccination course of.
Two vaccines–Covaxin and Covishield– have obtained Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) after going by established security and immunogenicity in a well-prescribed regulatory course of and these can be administered through the vaccination drive.
Addressing a weekly briefing, Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned India plans to present vaccine doses to Oman, CARICOM nations, Nicaragua, Pacific Island states.
He additional mentioned that New Delhi plans to provide 1 crore or 10 million vaccine doses to Africa and 10 lakh to United Nations well being employees beneath GAVI’s (International Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) COVAX facility.
(With ANI inputs)