Nepal obtained one other cargo of 1 million doses of Made-in-India coronavirus vaccines on Sunday.
The second cargo of the AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII) beneath the identify Covishield, arrived on the Tribhuvan Worldwide Airport within the capital metropolis of Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon.
The vaccines, the primary of the 2 batches of two million doses in whole, have been introduced by way of Air India’s New Delhi-Kathmandu 1:30 pm flight.
The vaccines can be saved on the chilly storage unit in Teku, The Himalayan Occasions reported.
This lot of vaccines could be used to inoculate folks above 60 years of age, which is 8.73 per cent of Nepal’s inhabitants, within the vaccination drive that may start on March 7.
In response to the Nepali Ministry of Well being and Inhabitants, there are 2,652,258 aged folks above 60 years within the nation.
The remaining doses of the vaccines can be obtained based on the settlement with the vaccine producer SII and the timetable proposed by the Division of Well being Service, the MoHP stated.
The Authorities of Nepal on January 15 authorized using Covishield developed by the SII for emergency use.
Nepal started its nationwide inoculation drive after receiving a million Covishield vaccines, from the Indian authorities earlier this yr.