India to resume exporting ‘surplus’ vaccines from next month
India will resume surplus Covid-19 vaccine exports next month under the "Vaccine Maitri" programme, said Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya while addressing the media in New Delhi.
India was supplying vaccines under "Vaccine Maitri" till halting exports in the wake of the devastating second wave of the pandemic in March.
Mandaviya said the Indian government will receive over 30 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines in October, and more than 100 crore doses in the next three months, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
Asserting that vaccinating India's citizens remains the government's topmost priority, the Health Minister said the export of surplus vaccines would begin in the next quarter (October-December) under the "Vaccine Maitri" programme to fulfill India's commitment towards the COVAX global pool for low and middle-income countries.
Mandaviya said India's vaccination drive, which began on January 16, has been a role model for the world and is marching ahead with great speed.