Nearly, 150 thousand doses of Covishield vaccine sent to Bhutan from India and it reached today as the external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar tweeted, “Vaccine Maitri begins. Consignment arrives in Bhutan. Another example of Neighbourhood First.”
Also, 100 thousand vaccines also reached the Maldives. As per Abdulla Shahid, the foreign ministry of Bangladesh, on 21st January, a special flight of India will land in Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with the vaccines. “Maldives is happy to receive 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccine.
The Maldives is among the first countries to receive vaccines from India. As always, India stands strong & steadfast, by our side, as 1st responder in any crisis,” he added. In the meantime, on Thursday, in Kathmandu, one million doses of the vaccine will land, a day after India started exporting its Covid vaccine to other nations.
On the other hand, the health minister of Nepal hailed the initiative of India as a great symbol of the good relationship between the two nations as he said, “This is an example of the relationship between Nepal and India. It has been named ‘Vaccine Maitri’.”
On Tuesday, Indian PM, Narendra Modi said that under the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative of India, the vaccines will be sent to the neighboring nations as by expressing the honor, he tweeted, “India is deeply honored to be a long-trusted partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the global community. Supplies of Covid vaccines to several countries will commence tomorrow, and more will follow in the days ahead.”