Kathmandu: The Government of India gifted one million doses of ‘Made in India’ COVID19 vaccines to Nepal today for the immediate requirement of Nepal’s healthcare and front-line workers.
Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra and Hridayesh Tripathi, Minister for Health and Population of Government of Nepal received the vaccines on arrival at the airport today forenoon. Ambassador Kwatra expressed the hope that the arrival of the vaccines would mark the beginning of the end of COVID19 and reiterated India’s steadfast commitment to the people of Nepal in their efforts to defeating the virus. Health Minister said the timely gift of Indian vaccines to Nepal was akin to a parallel roll-out in both countries.
In the afternoon, at a ceremony at the Prime Minister’s residence, Ambassador Vinay Kwatra formally handed over the gift of 1 million vaccine doses to Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli. Ambassador Vinay Kwatra said the vaccines were a gift from the people of India to the people of Nepal and conveyed best wishes for Nepal’s vaccination drive.
Ahead of today’s supply, India had extended human resource training to Nepal for vaccine roll out at the ground level covering, inter alia, administrative and operational aspects of immunization, cold chain, and communication and data management.