New Delhi : Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Monday that India will resume the export of Covid-19 vaccines from October onwards.
The minister said that surplus doses of Covid-19 vaccines from homegrown production will be used to fulfil the commitment India made to the World Health Organisation’s COVAX programme.
“India will be resuming the export of Vaccines under Vaccine Maitri to fulfil the commitment of India towards COVAX, in line with our motto Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The surplus supply of vaccines will be used to fulfil our commitment towards the world for the collective fight against Covid-19,” he added.
COVAX is co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and WHO.
Mandaviya indicated that the decision has been taken after a visible supply of nearly 100 crore doses India is expected to have in the next quarter.