Govt of India officially hands over Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal
KATHMANDU: The government of India has officially handed over Covid-19 vaccines to the Nepali government.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra, on behalf of the Indian government, handed over the vaccines to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who received the same on behalf of the Nepali government.
Amid a programme organised at Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar, PM Oli received 1 million doses of the India-manufactured vaccine against coronavirus.
Earlier today, the vaccines were unloaded from an Air India aircraft at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in the capital city. Later, the vaccines were transported in a refrigeration van to the Department of Health Services in Teku, where health workers unloaded and stored them, as per protocol.
India under the initiative ‘Vaccine Maitri’ has provided Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal along with other neighbouring countries.