KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has inaugurated the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Nepal from his official residence in Baluwatar.
Health and sanitation workers deployed in the frontlines will first receive the vaccines in the first phase of the campaign. Over 400,000 such frontline workers will be included in the initial stage.
The campaign has officially begun through a virtual announcement of its commencement from 11 different hospitals in the capital.
The 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.
Video Courtesy: Nepal Television