Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has informed that the government is likely to get 30 crore corona vaccines in the month of October and more than 100 crore vaccines in the next three months. The Health Minister has also said that the export of vaccines under Vaccine Maitri will happen only after our own requirements are met in October-December.
Mansukh Mandaviya said that we will also help the world under Vaccine Maitri by taking the Vaccine Friendship program forward in the fourth quarter. Vaccination of the citizens of our own country is most important. The contribution will be made to COVAX after meeting your own requirements. He said that surplus vaccines will be exported in October-December for ‘Vaccine Friendship’.
We expect to get more than 30 crores doses of COVID vaccine next month. The production will go up as Biological E & other companies are bringing their vaccines into the market: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya pic.twitter.com/tSNdimWSiR
— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2021
The Health Minister further said that the surplus supply of Corona vaccines will be used to fulfill India’s commitment to the world for the collective fight against Corona infection. COVAX is co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI) and (WHO).
Mansukh Mandaviya while talking on the importance of indigenous research and production of Corona Vaccine said that it is due to the tireless efforts and guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India is simultaneously researching and producing Corona Vaccine on such a large scale. India’s vaccination program has been a role model for the world. He told that so far 81 crore doses of the corona vaccine have been administered in the country.