India has supplied 22.9 mn doses of Covid-19 vaccines so far: MEA

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Covid-19 vaccines

New Delhi (NVI) Under the Vaccine Maitri initiative, India has supplied around 22.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to foreign nations so far, the Ministry of External Affairs said today.

“As of date, we have supplied a total of 229.7 lakh doses to the global community. Of these, 64.7 lakh doses have been supplied as grant while 165 lakh doses have been supplied on a commercial basis,” External Affairs Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said.

The countries that have received supplies as gifts are Bangladesh (20 Lakhs), Myanmar (17 Lakhs), Nepal (10 Lakhs), Bhutan (1.5 Lakhs), Maldives (1 Lakh), Mauritius (1 Lakh), Seychelles (50000),Sri Lanka ( 5 Lakhs), Bahrain (1 Lakh), Oman (1 lakh), Afghanistan (5 Lakhs), Barbados (1 Lakh) and Dominica (70000), as per the Ministry.

Apart from that, the countries that have received vaccine supplies on commercial basis are Brazil (20 Lakhs), Morocco (60 Lakhs), Bangladesh (50 lakhs), Myanmar (20 lakhs), Egypt (50000), Algeria (50000), South Africa (10 Lakhs), Kuwait (2 Lakhs) and UAE (2 Lakhs).

“We will continue to take forward the global vaccine supply initiative and cover more countries in a phased manner. In the coming weeks, vaccines will be supplied to more countries in Africa, Latin America, CARICOM and Pacific Island states,” Srivastava said.

“Decisions on these supplies will, of course, be calibrated as per domestic production and the requirements of the national vaccination programme,” he added.