World Well being Organisation (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has thanked PM Modi for supporting vaccine fairness, amid the pandemic.
Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, WHO chief mentioned, “Your dedication to COVAX & sharing COVID-19 vaccine doses helps 60 plus international locations begin vaccinating their well being staff & different precedence teams. Hope different international locations will observe your instance.”
On Wednesday, Serum Institute of India (SII) mentioned it has initiated provides of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield to COVAX, the worldwide initiative to make sure fast and equitable entry to the vaccine for all international locations.
“It’s a historic second for all of us as COVAX receives its first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by SII, COVISHIELD. We’re delighted to see the mixed efforts of everybody lead to saving the lives of thousands and thousands,” SII CEO Adar Poonawalla mentioned in a tweet.
SII will proceed to be on the forefront of preventing the pandemic with inexpensive and immunogenic vaccines, he added.
India on Wednesday dispatched the primary batch of six lakh coronavirus vaccine doses to the African nation of Ghana beneath the COVID-19 Vaccines World Entry (COVAX) in collaboration with the UNICEF, which goals to cowl 92 international locations beneath the initiative.
(With inputs from PTI)