Guyana: The consignment of 80,000 doses of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine landed in Guyana on Sunday, 7 March 2021.
Guyana has got these vaccines as a gift from the Government and the people of India under the initiative of “Vaccine Maitri.”
External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar shared this information via Twitter.
“A kinship across oceans. Guyana receives Made in India vaccines.” He tweeted.
Guyana PM Hon. Brig. (Retd) Mark Phillips & Dr. K J Srinivasa Indian Diplomat. High Commissioner of India to Guyana, Antigua&Barbuda, St.Kitts&Nevis witnessed this historic moment.
Under the leadership of PM Modi, India is giving coronavirus vaccines to its neighbouring & small countries.
India’s relations with Guyana are warm and cordial, with a high degree of understanding. The interaction is structured through periodic Joint Commissions, Foreign Office Consultations, Cultural Exchange Programme and ITEC.
This shipment of gifts is seen as a testimony of India’s hand of friendship with Guyana.
Recently, India had provided 175,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines as a gift to OECS countries, comprising 4 Caribbean countries.
Notably, India also sent 70k doses to the Commonwealth of Dominica & 100,000 jabs to Barbados doses.
Twenty-five nations across the world have already got Made in India vaccines and Forty-nine more countries will be provided in the coming days, ranging from Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean to Africa, South-East Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Meanwhile, the global leaders praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi as India continues to assist the countries under its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative amid the coronavirus pandemic.
World Health Organisation head praised PM Modi for combating the COVID-19 pandemic and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “supporting” vaccine equity.
Apart from donations, India is also supplying vaccines on a commercial basis, so that India delivered 20 lakh jabs to Brazil, Egypt (50000), Algeria (50000), South Africa (10 Lakhs), Kuwait (2 Lakhs) and UAE (2 Lakhs), Morocco (60 Lakhs), Bangladesh (50 lakhs), and Myanmar (20 lakhs) and the list goes on.