Wednesday 27th September 2023

Nepal preps jetliner to brings vaccines from China

Nepal is sourcing vaccines from all around the world to combat the pandemic




Nepal preps jetliner to brings vaccines from China

A Nepal Airlines airplane is set to fly over to China to bring vaccines acquired by the Himalayan nation. Nepal had procured these vaccines earlier.

As per the Department of Health Services’ Logistic Section, 800,000 doses of the Vero Cell vaccine will be shipped in the second phase. Another 800,000 will flown in depending on the jetliner’s capacity, said the Administration Chief of the Logistic Section Upendra Dhungana. Additionally, the vaccination program implementation speed will determine when this next batch of vaccines needs to be flown in.

The health services department stated that the jet would head to China and get the vaccines this week. The chief of the health services department, Dhungana, said that a total of 1.6 million vaccines would be flown to Nepal this week. These Chinese vaccines will be dispatched to Province 1, Sudurpashchim, and Karnali Provinces.


Vaccines from China

Dr. Jhalak Gautam, Immunization Section Chief of the health services department, said that these vaccines would be allocated to the areas where no vaccination campaigns were conducted earlier. The vaccines will be allocated on a priority basis.

Additionally, Japan shall provide 1.6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines within two weeks. China shall provide the rest of the vaccines in phases.

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