India on Sunday dispatched two consignments of Covishield COVID-19 vaccines to the nations of Barbados and Dominica beneath the Vaccine Maitri initiative.
The consignments of vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) departed from Mumbai at 11:35 pm yesterday.
India had earlier offered Barbados with Covishield vaccines, for which the nation’s Prime Minister Mia Mottley has expressed her gratitude to the Indian authorities and the individuals for the “most generous” donation of COVID-19 vaccine doses.
In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, Mia Mottley mentioned: “I trust that you are well and safe. On behalf of my Government and people, I wish to express gratitude to you, your Government, and the people of the Republic of India for its most generous donation of the Covishield vaccines (under the auspices of Oxford Astrazeneca).”
Recently, Barbados media had reported that the nation might be receiving 1,00,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from India.
Barbados, with a inhabitants of over 2.87 lakhs, has recorded 1,641 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus and 1,274 individuals have recovered.
Last month, Srivastava mentioned 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 (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) COVAX facility.
Srivastava mentioned that India plans to commercially export coronavirus vaccine to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Canada, Mongolia, and different nations.