India supplied 64.51 m doses to 85 countries until April 9 – Indian HC spokesman | Daily News

India supplied 64.51 m doses to 85 countries until April 9 – Indian HC spokesman

The Indian High Commission Spokesperson said that in line with its commitment to collectively fight COVID-19 pandemic, India has supplied 64.51 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines until April 9 to 85 countries, bilaterally and through COVAX and to UN health workers and peacekeepers.

The latest of these supplies have been delivered last week to countries in Asia, the Pacific and South America. Three consignments of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in India, totalling over 1.2 million doses, arrived in Sri Lanka in January, February and March this year - the last one through the COVAX facility. The first of these consignments enabled the launch of COVID vaccination programme in Sri Lanka ahead of the earlier plan.

India’s vaccine manufacturing capacity – already the largest in the world – is being enhanced to meet the emergency global demand of duly approved COVID-19 vaccines. Their ongoing supply is calibrated in view of several factors, which include production and domestic requirement.

India will continue to be in the forefront of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and will also continue its valuable cooperation with relevant stakeholders," he said.