Nepal MPs Take First Shot of Made-in-India COVID-19 Vaccine

Members of the Parliament of Nepal on Wednesday gave the first dose of the Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine at Minbhavan at the Civil Hospital in Kathmandu.

According to The Himalayan Times, Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi, House of Representatives Chairman Agni Prasad Spakota, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chairs, Dahal-Nepal faction, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, were vaccinated against the virus. . .

The vaccination program comes after a cabinet meeting called by Nepal’s Prime Minister (caretaker) KP Sharma Oli on 26 February, recommending President Bidya Devi Bhandari to convene a meeting of the lower house on 7 March.

The campaign was implemented by the Ministry of Health and Population as a fight against COVID-19 – the first phase of which was vaccinated to health and sanitation workers, followed by vaccines to government employees, journalists, security personnel , Among others, reported Himalayan times.

On 1 March, Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, Purna Chandra Thapa received her first dose of the Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine.

Last month, Nepal received a second consignment of one million doses of coronovirus vaccines from India. The AstraZeneca vaccine is produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) under the name Covishield.

The vaccination campaign, which starts from March 7, will use a second vaccine to immunize people over 60 years of age in Nepal, which is 8.73 percent of Nepal’s population.

Nepal began a nationwide inoculation drive in January after receiving the first million covishield vaccines after emergency use approval.

Under the Vaccine Friendship Initiative, India is providing Coronovirus vaccines to its neighboring countries.