In Pictures: Frontline health workers receive first jab of Covid-19 vaccine

Kathmandu, January 27

Seen in the pictures below are frontline health workers receiving their first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, in Teku, Kathmandu, on Wednesday.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Nepal from his official residence in Baluwatar, this morning. The campaign officially began through a virtual announcement of its commencement from 11 different hospitals in the capital.

Director of Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Dr Sagar Rajbhandari, has received the first jab at the hospital.

The India manufactured Covishield, one million doses of which have been provided to Nepal by India in aid, is being administered by the government on the aforementioned group. Covishield is the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine which is manufactured locally by the Serum Institute of India.

Photos by Skanda Gautam for The Himalayan Times -