Terming India a “true friend” which is utilizing its pharmaceutical sector to assist the worldwide group, the US has applauded New Delhi for gifting COVID-19 vaccines to a number of nations.
In the previous few days, India has despatched consignments of domestically produced coronavirus vaccines beneath grant help to Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Mauritius and Seychelles. It can also be enterprise business provides of the doses to various nations, together with Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil and Morocco.
“We applaud India’s role in global health, sharing millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine in South Asia. India’s free shipments of vaccine began with Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal and will extend to others,” the South and Central Asia Bureau of the US State Department tweeted on Friday.
“India’s a true friend using its pharma to help the global community,” it stated.
Known because the ‘pharmacy of the world’, India produces 60 per cent of vaccines globally. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stated that India’s vaccine manufacturing and supply capability could be used for the advantage of all humanity in combating the coronavirus disaster.
We applaud India’s function in world well being, sharing thousands and thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine in South Asia. India’s free shipments of vaccine started w/Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Nepal & will prolong to others. India’s a real pal utilizing its pharma to assist the worldwide group.
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) January 22, 2021
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks additionally recommended India’s help to its neighbouring nations to battle the pandemic.
“I commend India’s efforts to help its neighbours by providing them with free COVID-19 vaccines. Global challenges like the pandemic require both regional and global solutions,” Meeks stated.
The US media additionally praised India’s help to the worldwide group on this well being disaster.
According to a Washington Post report, India is making a gift of thousands and thousands of coronavirus vaccine doses as a software of diplomacy.
“The Indian government has sent free doses to Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives — more than 3.2 million in total. Donations to Mauritius, Myanmar and Seychelles are set to follow. Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are next on the list,” it famous.
“The shipments reflect one of India’s unique strengths: It is home to a robust vaccine industry, including Serum Institute of India, one of the world’s largest vaccine makers,” the report stated.
Meanwhile, India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, thanked the state division for recognising India’s efforts to help the worldwide group to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Quoting Prime Minister Modi, he tweeted late Friday night time, “India is deeply honoured to be a long-trusted partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the global community.”