UN thanks India for offering 200,000 COVID vaccine doses for UN Peacekeepers

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

New York [US], February 21: United Nations on Saturday expressed gratitude toward India for offering 200,000 COVID immunization dosages for UN Peacekeepers and appreciated endeavors to reinforce COVAX Facility for guaranteeing fair admittance to antibodies for all. 

"India has been a worldwide pioneer in pandemic reaction endeavors. Appreciate endeavors to reinforce COVAX Facility for guaranteeing impartial admittance to antibodies," TS Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative to UN, cited UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying. 

Guterres likewise expressed gratitude toward External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for offering 200,000 COVID immunization dosages for UN Peacekeepers. 

India has provided a sum of 229.7 lakh dosages of Covid immunization to the worldwide local area starting a week ago, as indicated by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). 

India on January 16 started its mammoth Covid immunization rollout by regulating 207,229 shots on the principal day with the assistance of countless wellbeing laborers who were prepared and helped by the UN offices. 

The Central government has presented an application named CoWIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Work) to screen the whole inoculation measure. 

Two antibodies - Covaxin and Covishield- - have gotten Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) in the wake of experiencing set up security and immunogenicity in a very much endorsed administrative interaction and these will be controlled during the immunization drive. 

Tending to a week by week preparation, External Affairs Ministry representative Anurag Srivastava said India intends to blessing antibody portions to Oman, CARICOM nations, Nicaragua, Pacific Island states. 

He further said that New Delhi intends to supply 1 crore or 10 million antibody portions to Africa and 10 lakh to United Nations wellbeing laborers under GAVI's (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) COVAX office. (ANI)
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