The Indian Government dispatched 1.5 lakh doses of Covisheild, the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 vaccine, to Bhutan as a gift.
Manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) the first consignment was sent from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai to Thimphu, Bhutan.
According to the sources, the consignment contained 1,50,000 doses of Covishield.
With this, Bhutan is the first country to receive the Government of India’s gift, the COVID-19 vaccines.
Besides Bhutan, the Government of India would send COVID-19 vaccine gifts to Bangladesh and Nepal.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India is honoured to be a long trusted partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the global community.
Mr. Modi took to Twitter and said, “India is deeply honoured 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.”
Stay tuned for further updates.