The United States hailed India’s “incredible vaccine manufacturing capacity”, acknowledging the country’s important role on the global front in providing COVID-19 vaccines.
Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, US COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr Ashish Jha said: “Because of its incredible manufacturing capacity (from India), it has been an exporter major vaccine”. Jha was responding to a question about the cooperation of QUAD (a consortium of the United States, Japan, Australia and India) with India in manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines. “The quadruple partnership is really important – certainly important for this administration. And I think, you know, India is a major vaccine manufacturer for the world – I mean, not just for India itself. C It’s a really important thing,” Dr Jha said. journalists.
United States | India has been a major exporter of vaccines due to its incredible manufacturing capacity. India is a major vaccine manufacturer in the world: White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr Ashish Jha at a press briefing pic.twitter.com/wYhb9ym9WQ
— ANI (@ANI) October 26, 2022
It is pertinent to mention that under the initiative led by PM Modi – the Government of India’s Vaccine Maitri Initiative, over 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to over 100 countries.
India’s impact on world stage increased with vaccine donation during COVID: UN chief
Earlier in October, during his visit to India, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres claimed that India’s impact on the international stage increased when India donated vaccines against COVID-19 to countries that had not received them from rich, developed countries.
“From your donations of equipment, medicine and vaccines at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, to your humanitarian aid and development funding in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, you are increasing your impact on the international stage,” declared António Guterres.
It is pertinent to mention that Bhutan and Nepal in September expressed their gratitude and appreciation to India at the United Nations General Assembly for its “heartwarming goodwill” and “valuable support” in the supply of COVID-19 vaccines under New Delhi’s “Vaccine Maitri” initiative. ‘ which allowed neighboring countries to vaccinate their populations as the pandemic raged across the world.
“Our campaign to vaccinate our population has been recognized as an unlikely success, and today over 90% of our entire population is fully vaccinated. This, in large part, has been possible due to the goodwill heartwarming message from friends and partners, including India, whose Vaccine Maitri initiative has enabled the first full round of vaccinations for our adult population,” Bhutan’s Foreign Minister said from the UNGA podium. .
Nepali Foreign Minister Bharat Raj Paudyal also expressed his gratitude in his address to the General Assembly for the vaccines provided to his country by India.