21 June 2021 19:48

Pakistan to receive 45 million doses of Indian COVID-19 vaccines

Pakistan is likely to receive 45 million Indian manufactured doses of COVID-19 vaccine in March.

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This was reported by National Health Service (NHS) Secretary Amir Ashraf Khawaja while briefing the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

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He said that the doses would be received under an agreement with Vaccine alliance Gavi.

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Gavi is a public-private global health partnership with the goal of increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. 

Pakistan will get free doses of India-made Oxford-AstraZeneca‚Äôs coronavirus vaccine, which would give cover to 20 per cent of the population of the country. 

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Till now, India has supplied 464.29 lakh made-in-India Covid vaccines to 47 countries.

All of India’s neighbors, barring Pakistan, have been supplied with vaccines by New Delhi. 

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