India to provide COVID-19 vaccines in grant to Nepal

Jan 20, 2021

Minister for Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra at a joint press conference on Wednesday. Photo: RSS

Kathmandu, Jan 19 : The Government of India has announced to provide Covid-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Nepal.

In a statement issued today by the Ministry of External Affairs of India, the Indian government would supply the vaccines in grant to its main partner countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar and Seychelles urging them to import the medicine produced in India.

Stating that there is no clear data on the necessity of the medicine for Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Mauritius, the statement said that so the medicine would be available to the countries later as per need.