Bhutan, Maldives first among 6 recipients of Covid vaccine from India
Even in the pandemic, India stuck with its "neighbourhood first" policy and picked Maldives and Bhutan as the initial two nations to be given Covid-19 antibodies, that will be conveyed today (January 20).
Bhutan is the first to get 1,50,000 Indian-made Covid immunisations on Wednesday morning. Maldives will get 1,00,000 in the afternoon.
On Thursday, Bangladesh and Nepal will get their first transfer, while Myanmar and Seychelles will get the antibodies on Friday.
Aside from giving Covid help, drugs and antibodies, the Government of India has facilitated Rs 501 crore for their reprioritised ventures to address the arising difficulties brought about by Covid-19.
Since Maldives has a population of around 5,00,000, the gift will cover inoculation necessities of a critical level of the population. The Maldives government proposes to buy 3,00,000 portions of antibody from the SII at business rates.
Bhutan and Maldives are the initial two of the six nations in the neighbourhood that will begin getting antibody supplies from Wednesday, even as India revealed the biggest inoculation program in the country on January 16.