: A week after Nepal requested COVID-19 vaccines from India, the country has got 1 million doses of “made in India” vaccines. Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali had requested the vaccines during the last Friday’s India-Nepal 6th joint commission meeting in Delhi.
A plane carrying Serum Institute of India manufactured oxford AstraZeneca vaccine–COVISHIELD reached Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Present on the occasion was Nepal’s Health minister Hridayesh Tripathi, Minister of State Nabaraj Rawat, Secretary Laxman Aryal and Indian envoy to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra.
Speaking on the occasion, the Indian envoy said,” In exactly a week’s time, since the External Affairs Minister of India promised Foreign Minister, on supply of vaccines, we have the actual consignment right here in front us on the land of Nepal to be used.”
Nepal is among the 6 countries that received Indian-manufactured COVID19 vaccines within five days of India’s own domestic…