Indian Army donates 100,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal Army
India had previously gifted one million doses of Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal
India has gifted one lakh doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccines to the Nepal Army as part of the efforts of the militaries of the two neighbors to enhance bilateral cooperation.
The vaccines were handed over by the Indian Army officials to their counterparts from the Nepal Army at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday, the Indian Embassy here tweeted.
"100,000 doses of #MadeInIndia COVID-19 vaccine gifted by Indian Army to the Nepali Army were received at Tribhuvan Airport," the mission tweeted.
100,000 doses of #MadeInIndia Covid-19 vaccine gifted by Indian Army to the Nepali Army were received at Tribhuwan Airport today.— IndiaInNepal (@IndiaInNepal) March 28, 2021
#VaccineMaitri #IndiaNepalFriendship #NeighbourhoodFirst #COAS
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India had previously gifted one million doses of Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal for the immediate requirement of Nepal's healthcare and front-line workers.
This lot of vaccines was used to inoculate people above 60 years of age, which is 8.73% of Nepal's population, in the vaccination drive that began on March 7.
The Himalayan nation has received more than 2.3 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from India.
With procured vaccine and that on grant assistance, Nepal to date has vaccinated about 1.6 million of its citizens and is expected to vaccinate over 70 per cent of the population by end of the year.