India handed over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal
Kathmandu — India handed over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines called ‘Covishield’ to Nepal under grant assistance today.
The vaccine was handed over amid a special programme at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA).
In a joint press meet organsied on Wednesday, Minister for Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi had informed that the vaccines would be administered to the front line health workers including doctors, nurses, and other supporting staffs, the national daily Rising Nepal reports.
The government has prepared to provide COVID-19 vaccines to 72 per cent of the total population.
As all legal, financial, and technical works to import and use the vaccines have completed, preparations are being done to start administering the vaccines within seven days, the Ministry of Health and Population informed.