India does not hold back from helping other countries even in the bad times of the Corona period. Since today, India has started supplying the Corona vaccine to several countries, such as Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Seychelles, Myanmar, and Nepal, as aid subsidies.
India has sent 1.5 million doses of Corona Vaccine Kovishield to Bhutan this morning. This Kovishield vaccine of Serum Institute departed from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport for Thimpu in Bhutan on Wednesday morning.
India will provide vaccines to other neighboring countries at similar times today. The Ministry of External Affairs stated that the Government of India has received several requests from neighboring and major partner countries for the supply of vaccines manufactured in India. The Foreign Ministry said that necessary regulatory approvals are awaited in relation to Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Mauritius.
Keeping in mind the domestic requirements of the rollout, India will continue to supply Kovid vaccines in a phased manner over the coming weeks and months. It will be taken care of that there is sufficient stock to meet the domestic needs.
India has so far provided medical supplies, essential medicines, hydroxychloroquine, paracetamol, PPE kits, N-95 masks, X-ray machines, and test kits to Bhutan worth over Rs 2.8 crore.