Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on March 4, stated the “particular friendship” between New Delhi and Bridgetown has helped omit the geographical distances between the 2 nations. In a Twitter submit, PM Modi thanked Barbados counterpart Mia Amor Mottley, who beforehand appreciated him for a “demonstration of generosity” by offering vaccines to the Caribbean island nation. In addendum, he additionally asserted that the nation was “proud’ to expedite inoculation efforts in CARICOM states.
In a Twitter submit earlier, Mottley lauded PM Modi highlighting that he, by means of his ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative, the Indian chief made attainable “for greater than 40K individuals in Barbados and tens of hundreds elsewhere”, to obtain their 1st dose of COVISHIELD, earlier than he himself did. “A real demonstration of generosity, “ she wrote.
PM Modi @narendramodi made it attainable for greater than 40K individuals in Barbados and tens of hundreds elsewhere, to obtain their 1st dose of COVISHIELD by way of #VaccineMaitri earlier than receiving his. A real demonstration of generosity. Thanks and we want you continued good well being. https://t.co/1z1QGo6xQf
— Mia Amor Mottley (@miaamormottley) March 3, 2021
In January, Mottley had written a letter to PM Modi requesting him for the availability of vaccines to counter the specter of the pandemic within the island nation. In response, India provided 100,000 doses of Serum Institute manufactured Covishield to Barbados. As part of the worldwide cooperation to counter the Covid-19 pandemic, India has provided Coronavirus vaccines to a variety of international locations ranging from neighbours – Nepal, Bhutan, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh amongst others. This international help comes concurrently with the continuing vaccination drives throughout the nation.
India supplied over 229 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to numerous international locations out of which 64 lakh doses have been provided as grant help and 165 lakh on a business foundation, the Exterior Affairs Ministry stated on February 12. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had stated consignments of coronavirus vaccine doses had been provides as presents to Bangladesh (20 lakh), Myanmar (17 lakh), Nepal (10 lakh), Bhutan (1.5 lakh), the Maldives (1 lakh), Mauritius (1 lakh), Seychelles (50,000), Sri Lanka (5 lakh), Bahrain (1 lakh), Oman (1 lakh), Afghanistan (5 Lakhs), Barbados (1 Lakh) and Dominica (70,000).
He stated international locations which obtained vaccines on a business foundation are Brazil (20 lakh), Morocco (60 lakh), Bangladesh (50 lakh), Myanmar (20 lakh), Egypt (50,000), Algeria (50,000), South Africa (10 lakh), Kuwait (2 lakh) and UAE (2 lakh).