After WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanked India for its support in distributing covid-19 vaccine to developing countries, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country is committed to sharing resources, experiences and knowledge for global good.
World Health Organisation Director-General in a tweet on Thursday said: “Thanks India & Prime Minister @narendramodi for supporting Vaccine Equity. Your commitment to COVAX and sharing COVID-19 vaccine doses is helping 60+ countries start vaccinating their health workers and other priority groups. I hope other countries will follow your example”.
Responding to the tweet, PM Modi said, “Thank you @DrTedros. We are all together in the fight against this pandemic. India is committed to sharing resources, experiences, and knowledge for global good.”
Earlier, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had said India’s vaccine capacity will generate another 1.1 billion doses for the WHO-led COVAX scheme that distributes them to developing countries.
The aim of COVAX is to accelerate the development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines, and to guarantee fair and equitable access for every country in the world.