Barbados PM thanks Narendra Modi for supply of made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines


Team Udayavani, Mar 4, 2021, 7:55 PM IST

New Delhi: Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the supply of made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines, saying he made it possible for more than 40,000 people in Barbados and tens of thousands elsewhere to receive first dose of Covishield.

“PM Modi @narendramodi made it possible for more than 40K persons in Barbados and tens of thousands elsewhere, to receive their 1st dose of COVISHIELD via Vaccine Maitri before receiving his. A genuine demonstration of generosity. Thank you and we wish you continued good health,” Mottley tweeted on Wednesday.

Responding to her tweet, Modi said, “Thank you PM @miaamormottley. Special friendship between our nations has always helped us bridge geographic distances. Vaccine Maitri is proud to support vaccination efforts of Barbados and other CARICOM countries.”

In a major announcement, India on January 19 said it will send vaccines under grant assistance to several countries.

It has also supplied vaccines on a commercial basis.

India is one of the world”s biggest drugmakers, and an increasing number of countries have already approached it for procuring anti-coronavirus vaccines.

While Oxford-AstraZeneca”s Covishield is being manufactured by the Serum Institute, Covaxin is being produced by Bharat Biotech.

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