India Ships First Covishield Vaccine Consignment To Bhutan!

The first consignment of Covishield vaccine has already been shipped to Bhutan from Mumbai airport. Have a look at the details related to the shipment here.

Sania Kader

January 21, 2021

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The first consignment of Covishield vaccine was dispatched to Bhutan, from India, on January 20, 2021. This consignment was sent through the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj international airport in Mumbai and was marked to reach Thimphu airport in Bhutan. Various countries around the globe have requested India for a supply of vaccines and most of these countries are key partners in trade and other sectors. The Government of India has also promised lakhs of Covishield and Covaxin doses to a bunch of neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan, amongst others. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had previously made a public announcement where he mentioned that India will continue to play a crucial role in supplying medicines and vaccines to make sure that the pandemic is brought to an end, as soon as possible.

Here is a look at the ZEE5 video with details related to first COVID-19 consignment to Bhutan from India:

India is all set to supply two of its vaccines to various neighbouring countries and key partners. According to the video attached above, the first consignment with Covishield vaccine has already been dispatched to Thimbu in Bhutan. The packages were sent from the Mumbai international airport and reportedly carries 1.5 lakh doses of AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccine, which has been manufactured by Serum Institute of India. Other countries and islands like Myanmar, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, amongst others, will also receive the consignments in the next few days.

In the video attached above, the first consignment can be seen getting loaded in a Spice Jet flight before it departs for Thimbu. The ‘from’ part of the package mentions the name of Serum Institute in Pune while the consignment has been addressed to the health minister of Bhutan, Ms Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo. The deal was sealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month, after which, he also had multiple meetings with dignitaries of other neighbouring countries.

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Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering had also announced on Monday that India is providing Bhutan with free vaccines. He also stated that if they have to procure vaccines later, King Jigme Khesar Nammgyel Wangchuck will take up the expenses from his personal funding.

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