Nepal Parliamentarians Take First Shot of Made-in-India COVID-19 Vaccine at Minbhawan Based Civil Hospital in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, March 3: Members of Nepal Parliament Wednesday administered the first jab of Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine at Minbhawan based Civil in Kathmandu.

According to The Himalayan Times, Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi, Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Spakota, Co-chairs of Nepal Communist Party’s (NCP) Dahal-Nepal faction Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, among others were inoculated against the virus.

This inoculation programme comes after the Cabinet called by the Nepal Prime Minister (caretaker) KP Sharma Oli February 26 has recommended President Bidya Devi Bhandari to call a of the reinstated Lower House on March 7. Covaxin COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrates Interim Clinical Efficacy of 81% in Phase 3 Trials, Claims Bharat Biotech.

The drive was enforced by the Ministry of Health and Population as a fight against COVID-19 — the first phase of which saw frontline health and sanitation workers being inoculated which was followed by the vaccines being administered government employees, journalists, security personnel, among others, reported The Himalayan times.

March 1, Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, Purna Chandra Thapa had received his first dose of the Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine. Last month, Nepal had received the second shipment of one million doses of the coronavirus vaccines from India. The vaccine is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) under the name Covishield.

The second lot of vaccines would be used to inoculate above 60 years of age, which is 8.73 per cent of Nepal’s population, in the vaccination drive that will begin March 7.

Nepal began its nationwide inoculation drive after receiving the first one million Covishield vaccines following the emergency use approval in January.

India, under the Vaccine Maitri initiative, has been providing coronavirus vaccines to its neighbouring countries.

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from Syndicated News feed, Fresh Headline Staff may not have modified or edited the content body)

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*