America’s President Joe Biden has made a Global Allocation Plan to share 25 million vaccine doses. This vaccine will be given to America’s neighboring and allied countries. At the same time, India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu announced on Thursday that India will be a major part of this vaccine allocation plan. Under this, India is expected to get a large number of vaccines.
Washington is ready to distribute the first batch of 25 million vaccine doses globally, keeping in mind the increasing corona cases worldwide and the need of the countries badly affected by the epidemic including India. In an interview to news agency ANI, Ambassador Sandhu said, President Biden has today announced a global allocation plan of 25 million vaccines. This is the first batch out of 80 million vaccines announced earlier by the US. These vaccines will be divided into two categories. First – through the Covaxin initiative and second – directly to neighboring and allied countries.
India will get vaccine under both categories
The Indian Ambassador said, the thing to note here is that India comes in both the categories. It will get the Kovax program and direct vaccine supply. This will be the first Kovax program, in which India will be given help under the countries of Asia. The other, he said, is through direct supplies to neighbors and allies, which include India, South Korea, Canada and Mexico. Sandhu further said that the US has also announced the removal of the Defense Production Act. This means that now there will be no need for supply on priority basis. This will facilitate the vaccine production chain.
What happened between PM Modi and Harris, the ambassador informed
Regarding the conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Kamala Harris, Sandhu said, PM Modi thanked Kamala Harris for assuring India of the vaccine supply. The Prime Minister also appreciated the support and solidarity of the US government, industry, Congress and the Indian diaspora. He further said that Harris and PM Modi talked about efforts to further strengthen the India-US partnership in vaccines. Apart from this, talks were also held between the two leaders regarding economic reforms and Quad.
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