‘India Sent Medicines To 150 Nations & Vaccines To 72’, Says Minister Of External Affairs


During the COVID-19 pandemic, India supplied medicines to around 150 countries which included PPE kits to many nations as stated by the Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar in the Rajya Sabha.

As per the reports, India managed to supply medicines and PPE kits to many nations, and now India has become the pharmacy of the world. S Jaishankar stated in the Rajya Sabha that India could meet the spiking requirements across the world and had supplied to around 150 nations with medicines, 82 of them as grants by India.

He further stated that India’s own production of masks; PPEs and diagnostic kits were also available to other nations. Even under the Vaccine Maitri program, 72 countries were given vaccines including Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar, as also Mauritius, Seychelles, and Gulf nations.]

He later added that the supplies of the necessary items to other countries was a generous approach and was also extended to the Vande Bharat Mission.

The Minister of External Affairs also applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision which helped to provide an over-arching framework to make India’s goodwill meaningful in terms of practical initiatives and activities. The domestic vaccination program which was started in January 2021 witnessed a rise in numbers and India also started assisting the immediate neighbors.

Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi recommended a special visa scheme for the doctors and nurses regulating a regional air ambulance agreement. This is a platform that will help them to study data on the effectiveness of vaccines and an interface for technology-assisted epidemiology for anticipating impending pandemics.

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