New Delhi: India has not imposed any ban on exports of COVID-19 vaccines unlike many other countries and its position about continuing to supply the vaccines to partner countries in a phased manner keeping in view domestic requirements of a phased rollout remains unchanged, reported news agencies quoting sources.
India has not imposed ban on export of COVID-19 vaccines, will continue supply to partner countries
India started the domestic COVID-19 vaccination program on 16 January and within a few days it started external supply as well. No other country has given the world as much food as India has given so far.
Sources said that as soon as the purchase orders were placed, India also started supplying under the COVAX facility. He said that more than 60 million doses of Made in India vaccines have been supplied to more than 75 countries so far, including COVAX. “We said that keeping in mind the domestic requirements for phased rollout, India will continue to supply COVID-19 vaccines in a phased manner over the coming weeks and months. This situation remains unchanged. A source said that unlike many other countries, we have not imposed any restriction on the export of vaccines.
Sources said that India is committed to helping the world with the vaccine, which includes the COVAX facility. He said that given the current manufacturing capacity of the country and the requirements of national immunization programs, there may be a need to calibrate the supply schedule from time to time. Also read- Celebration of Holi in public places in Delhi, Random testing to start at the railway station
“All stakeholders will have to work together to adjust the program as needed. Only with such cooperation, we can collectively tackle the ongoing epidemic, ”the source said. Under ‘Vaccine Friendship’, India is utilizing its delivery and production capacity for the benefit of mankind.