India’s vaccine production capacity is the best asset for today’s world: Guterres

Prime News, International and National, Health, Disease, Vaccine, United Nations, New York (USA), January 29:- The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called upon India to play a major role in the global corona vaccination campaign.

Talking to reporters, the UN Chief termed the vaccine production capacity of India as the best asset the world has today.

He said in India there is a very high level of production of Indian developed vaccines. India has all the instruments that are necessary to play a major role in making sure that a global vaccination campaign is made possible, he added.

The UN chief’s statement comes as India has gifted over 55 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine to neighbouring countries. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India plans to donate vaccine doses to Oman, CARICOM countries, Nicaragua and Pacific Island states.

Srivastava said New Delhi plans to supply one crore vaccine doses to Africa and 10 lakh to United Nations health workers under GAVI’s (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) COVAX facility. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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