India to Ship COVID19 Vaccines to Afghanistan in Few Weeks
Afghan voice agency (AVA)_After kicking off #pan-India_coronavirus #vaccination drive, the Indian government plans to ship off doses of #Covid-19 vaccine to neighbouring countries including Afghanistan as part of vaccine diplomacy in a couple of weeks.
According to Indian authorities, Afghanistan is among the first countries to benefit from #India’s_vaccine shipment and begin vaccination programme in the country.
While the initial shipments would be a goodwill gesture, the concerned countries subsequently would get the vaccine on a payment basis from either Bharat Biotech or the Serum Institute of India.
The foreign countries, however, need export clearance from the Indian’s Government’s National Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC) headed by Dr VK Paul of Niti Aayog.