Under ‘Vaccine Friendship’, there was a talk of banning COVID-19 Vaccines exported from India to other countries. However, the Ministry of External Affairs has denied this.
Covid Vaccine Supply
Anti-coronavirus vaccines prepared by India to fight the corona epidemic are considered effective. In such a situation, it is being supplied in foreign countries also. But meanwhile, there were reports that India has banned COVID-19 Vaccine, which is sent to other countries under ‘Vaccine Friendship’. However, this was clearly denied by the Ministry of External Affairs. According to the ministry, the initiative of the Indian COVID vaccine has been very successful and will be continued even further.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi says about this, the country has so far supplied vaccines with more than 640 lakh doses to more than 80 countries. The initiative of ‘Vaccine Friendship’ has been very successful and has been well received. He also informed that out of the total dose, 104 lakh doses have been supplied as a grant, 357 lakh doses on commercial basis and 182 have been supplied. He said this during an online media address.
More focus will be on domestic needs
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the supply of COVID vaccine will be done on the basis of domestic needs. The first vaccine will be made available in the country. After this priority, the vaccine will be exported to other countries. Regarding this, Bagchi said, “Under Vaccine Friendship”, we are continuing our efforts to supply our domestic requirements. “
Export ban has not been imposed
According to a report, some time ago, there was talk of Nepal contacting India to get more than 5 million vaccine doses. On which there was no response from the Government of India. When asked about this, a spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs made it clear that India has pledged to send vaccines abroad, which will continue. “At this time, I hope that our partners understand that vaccines are primarily meant for domestic consumption. I want to emphasize that we have not imposed any export ban on vaccines. “
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