News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Amit Mandal
Updated Saturday, 15 January 2022 10:27 PM IST
Under the Vaccine Alliance, India has provided grants in the form of grants to its neighbors as well as many other poor countries.
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Anti-corona vaccine has been given to 97 countries
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, India provided 115.4 million anti-coronavirus vaccines to 97 countries worldwide as on December 31 last year. India launched a vaccination campaign against the corona virus in the country on January 16 last year. Also, from the same day, under the vaccine friendship program, vaccines were also given to other countries.
Under the Vaccine Alliance, India has provided grants in the form of grants to its neighbors as well as many other poor countries. In addition, it has played a responsible role in providing vaccines for the World Health Organization (WHO)’s COVAX program and in selling vaccines to many countries.
Under the Covax program, the vaccine is made available to the poorest and lowest income countries in the world. Following the previous policy of neighboring countries, India delivered the highest number of 54.2 million doses to South Asian countries.
Bangladesh received the highest dose of 2.25 crore doses
India gave 22.5 million to Bangladesh and 186 million to Myanmar. During the same period, Nepal received Rs 94.99 lakh, Indonesia Rs 90.08 lakh, Afghanistan Rs 14.68 lakh, Sri Lanka Rs 12.64 lakh, Bhutan Rs 5.5 lakh and Maldives Rs 3.12 lakh.
Among European countries, Britain received a maximum of 5 million doses from India. At the same time, India has given five lakh doses to Canada and 8.7 lakh doses to Mexico. Two lakh doses were given to UN peacekeepers and 1.25 lakh doses to UN health workers.