Quad delivers vaccines to Covid-hit Thailand : The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Sandeep Dikshit

New Delhi, April 21

In another case where the Quad kept its promise, envoys from India, the United States, Australia and Japan stationed in Bangkok jointly handed over two lakh doses of India-made vaccine to the government. Thai.

Thursday’s transfer was made as part of the Quad’s flagship vaccine partnership.

The inaugural delivery to Cambodia took place on April 12 to fulfill the commitment made at the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC in September 2021 to donate five lakh doses of Covid vaccines to countries in the Indo-Pacific region, said a press release from the MEA.

The shipment of Covid vaccines was jointly handed over by Indian Ambassador Suchitra Durai, Australian Ambassador Allan McKinnon, Japanese Ambassador Nashida Kazuya and US Chargé d’Affaires James Wayman.

The batch of Covovax vaccines was handed over to Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health of Thailand

The Quad Vaccine Partnership was announced by Quad leaders at their first summit on March 12 to leverage Quad’s collective strength to ensure equitable access to safe, effective and quality-assured vaccines.

The quadruple countries have so far provided Thailand with 4.5 lakh doses of the vaccine. The Quad countries also provided last-mile delivery assistance and financial support to ensure vaccines translate into vaccinations.

Australia is helping Thailand deliver vaccines safely and effectively to its people, including by strengthening data systems and developing communication strategies focused on migrant populations.

India has supported Thailand to build its pandemic response capacity by providing oxygen concentrators and essential medicines.

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