Kathmandu: Almost eight months after Nepal paid India for the Covishield vaccine, the southern neighbor has sent a million doses of the vaccines to Nepal on Saturday afternoon.
An aircraft carrying a million doses of Covishield vaccine landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 2:30 PM today, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Population.
The government, in February, paid for two million doses of vaccines to the Serum Institute of India. However, India only delivered a million vaccines, and denied supplying the remaining doses citing various reasons.
The government had paid $4 for a dose of the Covishield vaccine to the Serum Institute of India. According to the Health Ministry, the vaccine will be administered to those who have already received the first dose of the Covishield vaccine.