India sends Six lakh Covid19 Vaccine Doses to Ghana
AstraZeneca vaccine prepared by Serum Institute has been sent to Ghana. Covax is a United Nations scheme under which the corona vaccine is to be given to poor countries.
New Delhi: India on Wednesday sent six lakh doses of anti-corona vaccine to the African country of Ghana. This vaccine was sent under Covax in collaboration with UNICEF, a UN agency. Ghana has become the first country to receive the Corona vaccine through Covax .
India sends vaccine to Ghana:
AstraZeneca vaccine prepared by Serum Institute has been sent to Ghana. Covax is a United Nations scheme under which the corona vaccine is to be given to poor countries. Yasmin Ali Haq, representative of UNICEF India, said that six lakh doses have been sent from Pune to Mumbai and Dubai.
"The government of Ghana remains resolute at ensuring the welfare of all Ghanaians and is making frantic efforts to acquire adequate vaccines to cover the entire population through bilateral and multilateral agencies,” the country's acting Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told the Associated Press.
"It is the beginning of our aim to deliver two billion doses to around 100 countries around the world. aim to deliver 80 million doses and by December, two billion should be delivered across the world. Our target is especially the low-income and middle-income countries and to protect frontline and healthcare workers as well as high risk and vulnerable people," Haque said.