Bhutan became the first country to receive the “Made in India” COVID vaccine on Wednesday when the Indian Air Force AN32 landed in the country with 150,000 vaccinations. Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Health Minister Dechen Wangmo, Foreign Minister Kinga Singe, and India’s Ambassador to Japan Ruchira Kamboj attended.
The country received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by the Indian Serum Institute Covishield after a five-day large-scale vaccination drive in India. The Bhutanese Prime Minister said it was a gift from a “trustworthy friend” who had been with Bhutan for decades and even in this pandemic.
“When celebrating the arrival of the vaccine as a new milestone in the fight to overcome the pandemic at home, Prime Minister Lotay praises India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his gestures of compassion and generosity. India for happiness. “
The Government of India has promised to ensure that it covers the two-dose requirement of Bhutan’s target population of about 533,500 and will deliver the remaining cargo shortly.
Bhutan further said India had reached out despite the challenge.
“It is, at best, a sign of altruism and a sign of India’s integrity in the relationships we cherish. All of this will lead to the prayers and prosperity of the Indian people from Bhutan’s gratitude.” He added.
During the pandemic, India handed Bhutan 10 outsourced medicines, portable X-ray equipment, essential medicines and medical devices. Prior to vaccination, India organized training programs for Bhutanese vaccination managers, cold chain officers, communication officers, and data managers at both national and state levels.
India will vaccinate six countries: Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles. While in Bhutan. The Maldives has already been vaccinated on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Nepal and Bangladesh will receive it on Thursday. India has vaccinated Nepal 1 million times and Bangladesh 2 million times.
Co-map and generosity gestures say Bhutan Prime Minister when the country gets Covishield from India
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