India will help in vaccinating 3.6 billion people in the world, sends vaccines globally as Gifts from India
India says, "May all be free from disease"! India has sent millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to other countries as a Gift.
As an Indian, we are proud of our culture and heritage. The entire world is going through a crisis, and everyone is disgusted by being stuck in the house. We want to see our family and friends. India has come to the rescue; India's Serum Institute is working on mass vaccine productions. India has set a record by vaccinating 20 lakh people per day and two crore people. It's time for every Indian to be proud of our resources and intelligent minds to have reduced the stress back home and send relief as a gift.
Just recently, the Prime Minister of Brazil thanked Indian Prime Minister Modi on Twitter. He also posted a picture of Lord Hanuman carrying vaccines to Brazil in reference to the Sanskrit ancient epic Ramayana. The vaccine delivery to Brazil was sent a day before India began the world's largest vaccination drive. India has shipped 2 million doses to Brazil. Canada will receive 2 million Astrazeneca vaccines by the middle of May. Many countries face challenges in procuring vaccines and increasingly look up to India to fulfil their inoculation program.
While the entire world faces a shortage of vaccines, India's stepping in to fulfil the demand. Following India's Vaccination Maitri Program, India has already supplied 15.6 million doses to 17 countries like Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, UAE, Brazil, Morocco, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Alegria, Kuwait, and South Africa. These vaccines were given free of cost from India, and India is planning to gift 500,000 Covid doses to the Caribbean. India has 100,000 vaccines to Barbados and Dominican Republic.
Apart from these 17 countries, 92 other countries have approached India for locally made Covid-19 doses. India has already planned to inoculate 300 million of its people by July this year, almost the United States' entire population. Not too long ago, Doomsday predictions about the Indian Health crisis and the world was anticipating India ditching into Catastrophe and humanitarian disaster. Despite the growing number of cases, Indians have proved the herbal remedies and immunity of our freshly prepared vegetarian nourishing meals can do wonders to the body and kick any virus or bacteria out of the immune system. The spiced drink mixed with natural herbs (Kadha) remained popular since the Covid pandemic's arrival in India. Even though the case count of Covid related cases was one of the highest globally, the death rate was much lower than in the other countries.
When the world is fighting with Covid variants, India has the lowest number of active cases globally. The European countries are facing a shortage of vaccination and on the edge of a vaccine war. In this battle, while India is vaccinating its citizens, they send gifts to the other countries. Forty years ago, when the world struggled with another global pandemic, as in HIV/ AIDS. India supplied medication to the lower and middle-income countries; the Indian pharmaceutical companyCiplareduced the cost of expensive European medicines to a great extent, saving millions of lives. Surprisingly, not many people know that India produces 70% of the global medications and vaccines. If you have taken any vaccination in the past like polio, BCG, etc., it probably would have been manufactured in India, and they have stepped in again to supply the most crucial vaccines to the world.
India has managed to manufacture and maintain the supply chain even during the country's most stringent lockdown. Serum Institute of India is currently producing Oxford's AstraZeneca vaccines in mass quantity, intending to inoculate 600 million Indians in the upcoming months. Serum Institute has 15 million doses quality tested and ready to be rolled out in the next couple of weeks. The company aims to ramp production to manufacture a whopping 100 million doses a month. The best part is Indian vaccines can be stored in regular refrigerators. In the coming weeks, India plans to ship more than 60 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to countries like Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea and nearly 160 million doses to UNICEF and WHO.
Soon, India will help in vaccinating 3.6 billion people in the world. The light at the end of the tunnel is closer than expected. We hope the world can be disease-free soon and life can come back to normalcy.
Written by :- Vandana Bhatt