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WHO Thanks PM Modi As US Lauds India Efforts In Helping Nations

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 23, Jan 2021, 18:09 pm IST | UPDATED: 23, Jan 2021, 18:09 pm IST

WHO Thanks PM Modi As US Lauds India Efforts In Helping Nations Delhi: Calling India a "true friend", the US has applauded New Delhi for gifting Covid-19 vaccines to several countries. India is using its pharmaceutical sector to help the global community in coming out of the Coronavirus crisis. 

In the last few days, under grant assistance, India has sent consignments of domestically produced coronavirus vaccines to several countries like Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Mauritius and Seychelles. Commercial supplies of the doses to a number of nations including Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil and Morocco are been taken care of.

"We applaud India's role in global health, sharing millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccine in South Asia. India's free shipments of vaccine began with Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal and will extend to others," the South and Central Asia Bureau of the US State Department tweeted on Friday.

World Health Organisation has also thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "continued support to global Covid-19 response". 

"Only if we act together, including sharing of knowledge, can we stop this virus and save lives and livelihoods: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO said.

PM Modi had earlier said how India's vaccine production and delivery capacity is going to be used for the benefit of all humanity in battling the coronavirus crisis.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks also lauded India's support to its neighbouring countries to fight the pandemic.

"I commend India's efforts to help its neighbours by providing them with free COVID-19 vaccines. Global challenges like the pandemic require both regional and global solutions," Meeks said.

According to a Washington Post report, India is giving out millions of coronavirus vaccine doses as a diplomatic outreach.

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