Nepali lawmakers take first jab of Made in India COVID-19 vaccine

The Nepali parliamentarians recently took their first jab of the vaccine against COVID-19 at Minbhawan based Civil Hospital, media reports said

Mar 05, 2021
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The Nepali parliamentarians recently took their first jab of the vaccine against COVID-19 at Minbhawan based Civil Hospital, media reports said.

Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi, Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Spakota, Co-chairs of NCP's Dahal-Nepal faction Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, among others were inoculated on Wednesday, reports The Himalayan Times.

The parliamentarians are being vaccinated in a bid to be prepared for the upcoming HoR session, the newspaper reported.

India-manufactured Covishield is being used by the Ministry of Health for the vaccination drive. Covishield is the local name for the India-manufactured Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine developed in the UK, the Nepali newspaper reported.


(IBNS)

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