India is predicted to ship 5,00,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine to Sri Lanka on Thursday.
It is learnt that the consignments are being despatched to the island nation as a “gift” from India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made a dedication to his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa throughout a digital summit in September final that India will present all doable assist to the island nation to minimise the well being and financial influence of the coronavirus pandemic.
So far, India has despatched consignments of coronavirus vaccines underneath grant help to Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Mauritius, and Seychelles.
Last week, India started industrial exports and despatched two million doses every to Brazil and Morocco.
India can be sending coronavirus vaccines as industrial provides to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
In a serious announcement, India on January 19 mentioned it could ship COVID-19 vaccines underneath grant help to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Seychelles, and provides to Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Mauritius will begin after affirmation of crucial regulatory clearances.
India is among the world’s largest drugmakers, and an growing variety of nations have already approached it for procuring coronavirus vaccines.
India has already rolled out a large coronavirus vaccination drive underneath which two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, are being administered to frontline well being employees throughout the nation.
While Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield is being manufactured by the Serum Institute, Covaxin is being produced by Bharat Biotech.
India had earlier equipped hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir, and paracetamol tablets, in addition to diagnostic kits, ventilators, masks, gloves and different medical provides to numerous nations to assist them cope with the pandemic.