India could give free Covaxin to seven international locations


New Delhi, January 18

India is mulling giving free Covid vaccine to seven nations as goodwill gesture, government sources said on Monday.

A discussion on the issue and an in-principle approval to the same was given at a meeting on vaccine export and distribution between the MEA and the Ministry of Health.

The meeting was attended by EAM S Jaishankar and his health counterpart Harsh Vardhan along with the proprietors of SII and Bharat Biotech, the manufacturers of Covishield and Covaxin respectively.

Sources said an in-principle decision was taken to give 8.1 lakh Covaxin doses to the Maldives, Mauritius, Philippines, Mongolia, Oman, Bahrain and Myanmar. — TNS



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