Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine called Covishield to Minister for Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi amid a function today at Tribhuwan International Airport.
In his tweet, External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar tweeted that Nepal receives Indian vaccines. Putting neighbors first, putting people first! Twitter
Addressing the handing over ceremony, Ambassador Kwatra has said that Nepal receives Indian vaccines as gifts to the people and the government of India. He said that India is happy to provide vaccines to save the people of Nepal from Pandemic. Nepal has received one million doses under grant assistance from the government of India.
Minister of Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi thanked the government of India for coming to save Nepal proving a million doses of the vaccine under a grant. He said India has shown its generosity towards the
people of Nepal providing a million doses of vaccine to contribute to containing the virus.
In its tweet, the Embassy of India said 1 million doses of COVID19 vaccines arrived in the Flag of Nepal from the Flag of India today. A testimony to India’s abiding friendship and commitment towards the people of Nepal.
In a joint press meet organized on Wednesday, Minister for Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi had informed that the vaccines would be administered to the front line health workers including doctors, nurses, and other supporting staff.
The government has prepared to provide COVID-19 vaccines to 72 percent of the total population. As all legal, financial, and technical works to import and use the vaccines have completed, preparations are being done to start administering the vaccines within seven days, the Ministry of Health and Population informed.