Stockholm. Sweden plans to donate 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to India as part of the UN-backed ‘Kovacs’ campaign. Corona virus vaccines are made available to countries under this campaign. International Development Cooperation Minister Per Olson Frid announced Monday on Sweden’s broadcaster SVT to donate 1 million vaccines to India. He said, ‘We are seeing that people are dying in the world due to the epidemic, poverty is spreading and children are still not able to go to school. We should take all possible steps in the fight against this epidemic around the world. Sweden’s vaccine coordinator Richard Bergstrom said that Sweden has more vaccines available than required. He said, ‘This is only 10 lakhs …. We have 40 to 50 lakh additional AstraZeneca vaccines, which we can share later.’
Shipping medicines to America, Europe and Asia
Note that Albert Borla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer company, also said on Monday that the company is in talks with the Indian government for getting the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine available in India as soon as possible. He also told that Pfizer is sending 70 million dollar medicines to India from centers located in America, Europe and Asia.
At the same time, for the supply of 11 crore doses of Covishield vaccine, government has given the entire amount of Rs 1732.5 crore in advance to Serum Institute of India.