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New Delhi: On Thrusday Thailand received 200,000 dose of made in India Covovax vaccines as part of a flagship initiative of the Quad grouping to help countries combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The dose was given over to Thai Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul in Bangkok by India’s Ambassador to Thailand Suchitra Durai, Australian envoy Allan McKinnon, Japan’s Nashida Kazuya and US Charge d’Affaires James Wayman, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
India and its partners in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, handed over 200,000 doses of made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines to Thailand on Thursday under the grouping’s vaccine partnership.
The vaccine doses were supplied to fulfil the commitment made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Washington in September last to donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
The second consignment of India-made COVID vaccines delivered to Thailand
This is the second consignment of vaccines delivered by India under the Quad vaccine partnership, after the inaugural supply to Cambodia on April 12.
This was the second consignment of vaccines delivered by India under the Quad vaccine partnership, following the inaugural donation of 325,000 doses of made-in-India jabs to Cambodia on April 12. Thursday’s donation fulfilled Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to provide 500,000 vaccine doses to countries in the Indo-Pacific.
The Quad vaccine partnership was announced by the Quad leaders at their first summit on March 12, 2021 to leverage the grouping’s collective strength to ensure equitable access to safe, effective and quality-assured vaccines.
The Quad countries have collectively provided Thailand 4.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses; maximum vaccinations were provided by the US.
Australia is supporting Thailand to deliver the vaccines safely and effectively to its citizens, including by strengthening data systems and developing communication strategies with a focus on the migrant population, the four countries have also provided last-mile delivery assistance and monetary support to ensure that vaccines translate into vaccinations.
“The Quad countries have so far provided Thailand four-and-a-half million COVID-19 vaccine doses.
The MEA said Thailand has conveyed its appreciation for the vaccines received from the Quad and for its collective assistance to that country.
The countries of the Quad have said that we will support in the best way possible to let Thailand recover the pandemic situation. The US Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are helping the India’s Biological financially to manufacture the vaccines doses in Bulk.