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