30 May, 2021
By Chhetu Sherpa Rising Nepal
Kathmandu, May 30: The government has informed that efforts are being made to procure vaccines against COVID-19 as soon as possible.
According to Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, assistant spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population, a procedure was underway to procure vaccines from four nations including China and India.
"Similarly, we are also holding discussions to buy vaccines from Norway, Russia, the UK, and the USA," he said.
Similarly, according to the Health Ministry, 3,248,000 doses of vaccines brought from India and China have been administered across the nation until now on a priority basis.
"A total of 72 per cent of citizens across the nation are yet to be administered for which, 21,700,000 doses are needed," said Dr. Adhikari.
Dr. Adhikari added that the vaccines were expected to be made available soon as the government had been holding dialogue with six nations. "The MoHP has also requested the government to make the vaccines available at the earliest by all means," added Dr. Adhikari.
Meanwhile, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has also requested her USA counterpart President Joe Biden to lend help by providing COVID-19 vaccines.