Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that India received requests for the supply of Covid- vaccines from 22 countries. Health Minister also said that so far these have already been supplied to 15 countries.
Replying a question in parliament, Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan said that the vaccines have been supplied both as grant assistance and contract doses.
Dr Harsh Vardhan said, ‘We have received requests for vaccine supply from 22 nations so far. Out of these, supply has already been made to 15 nations as grant assistance as well as contract doses. As of February 2, a total of 56 lakh doses has been given as grant assistance and 105 lakh as contracts doses
The government has given emergency use authorisation to two vaccines– Covishield and Covaxin.
The minister gave the reply amid protest by opposition members over their demand for the repeal of three new farm laws.