India To Export Covid-19 Vaccines, Maintaining Its ‘Pharmacy Of The world’ Tag

India is all set to export COVID vaccines to various countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan amongst others. Have a look at the details on the drive here.

Sania Kader

January 12, 2021

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India has been a leading agent in supplying vaccines and medicines to different parts of the world and the trend will be continued for the years to come. According to recent announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is all set to export COVID vaccines to neighbouring countries since we are believed to be the pharmacy of the world.  Countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka have come in contact with India for their vaccination needs and the country is all set to supply these nations with doses manufactures in India. Bangladesh has already signed a contract with India as they require 30 million doses of Covisheild and AstraZeneca, which developed in the United Kingdom but is also being manufactured in India.

Here is a look at the ZEE5 video with all details related to India’s vaccine distribution in different parts of the world:

A number of countries have come in touch with India for their vaccine requirements as India has been tagged the pharmacy of the world, for its ability to manufacture and supply. PM Modi also addressed the nation recently and stated that they will be providing the world with the vaccines made in India while running drives in the country.

Countries like Nepal and Bhutan have requested 10 million and 12 million doses respectively while Bangladesh has signed a contract asking for 30 million doses of Covisheild which is being manufactured by Serum institute in Pune. India has also promised Sri Lanka to give them priority while supplying vaccines to the island nations while talks have also been happening with the Maldives. India has also decided to support Afghanistan, which was fixed after a telephonic conversation with foreign affair’s minister. The country will also simultaneously focus on the neighbouring countries as soon as the immunisation program begins here. Mongolia is also amongst the list of countries that have come in contact with India for the vaccine.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the topic and said, “Being the pharmacy of the world, India has supplied vaccines and medicines to various countries that needed and the same tradition has been continuing now as well. The world is not just waiting for India’s vaccine, but has also been eagerly waiting to find out how India carries out the biggest vaccination drive of the world.”

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