SunstarTV Bureau: A total of one million Covid-19 vaccines will be delivered by India to Nepal, said the Nepalese Health and Population Minister Hrydesh Tripathi on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference along with Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Tripathi said the Government of India will hand over the Covid vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
The first batch of vaccines will be administered to frontline workers and health professionals who are around one million in number.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs had confirmed on Tuesday that Nepal was on the list of countries to which it will start supplying the vaccines.
“This is the result of the excellent ties between Nepal and India, we thank the Government of India for this support.”
Nepals’ drug regulatory body last week granted the emergency use approval to Covishield.