Bolivia receives ‘Made in India’ Vaccines
Bolivia had signed a contract with Serum Institute of India for 5 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
Bolivia on Monday received India-made COVID-19 vaccines under the 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative.
"A friendship reaching greater heights. Made in India vaccines arrive in La Paz, Bolivia," S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India said in a tweet on Monday.
La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia and is the third-most populous city in Bolivia.
In January, Bolivia had signed a contract with Serum Institute of India for the supply of 5 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.
Under the 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative, India has been providing coronavirus vaccines to its neighbouring countries. 72 countries have received vaccines from India under this program.
Countries that have received Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines include Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka, Myanmar, and other Gulf nations.
"India has provided medical supplies to 150 nations during the COVID-19 pandemic, out of which 82 were given as a grant," Jaishankar has said in a tweet.
The Vaccine Maitri initiative is guided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement that India's delivery and production capacity would be used for the benefit of all mankind.