India to provide Covid vaccine to at least at least six countries

With the tremendous success of the vaccination drive in India, the country is now planning to extend helping hand by exporting vaccines

In order to help and support the developing countries with low income, India in January 2021 launched an initiative named 'Vaccine Maitri'. The name of this initiative which meant the vaccine of friendship is an effort to gift Covid-19 vaccines to other developing countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Morocco and a few more.
As per the Ministry of External Affairs, 6.63 crore doses of country-made vaccines were exported to other countries till May 29, 2021. Bangladesh solely received 10.3 crore doses from India under this programme. It was in April this year when the entire country faced a severe crisis of vaccination.
The success of the vaccination of 80 crore people gave a faith that this program could be resumed. It was further announced that more than 30 crore doses will be produced by October, which will multiply to more than 100 crores in the coming quarter.
With the passing of times since April, there is the availability of vaccines and it was on Monday last when the Union Health Minister announced that the program 'Vaccine Maitri' shall resume from October.
Exportation of vaccines to Myanmar under the Vaccine Maitri program
Image: Exportation of vaccines to Myanmar under the Vaccine Maitri program
The success of the vaccination of 80 crore people gave a faith that this program could be resumed. It was further announced that more than 30 crore doses will be produced by October, which will multiply to more than 100 crores in the coming quarter.
As informed by the higher authorities, vaccines by AstraZeneca, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Zydus Cadila will be available for export.



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