Nepal has approved the use of Covishield, a vaccine of the Corona virus manufactured in India. It is developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and produced by the Indian Institute of Serum. Despite tensions in recent relations with India and proximity with China, Nepal has expressed confidence in India’s vaccination by not allowing the Chinese vaccine. This is a good sign for the relationship and future of both good neighbors.
According to the information, 1.20 crore doses of vaccine have been sought from Nepal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a phone conversation with his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli, assured him that the vaccine to be manufactured in India would be made available to the citizens of Nepal on priority. Please tell that tomorrow, that is Saturday, Corona virus vaccination campaign is going to start in India.
Significantly, the Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Gawli reached New Delhi on Thursday. He will be here till 16 January and will attend the sixth meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission on Friday and will co-chair the meeting with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar. Gyawali is also accompanied by the Health Secretary of Nepal. It is believed that during this visit an agreement could be signed between the two countries for the purchase of Vaccine Covishield for Corona.
Let us tell you that India has prepared a plan to supply Kovid-19 vaccine to its neighboring countries and its allied countries. Recently, senior US lawmaker Brad Sharman also praised India for this. Sharman said, ‘India is one of the largest vaccine producing countries in the world. At a time when the entire international community is in dire need of it, India has stepped in to help the world deal with this epidemic. ‘