India to supply Ghana with covid-19 vaccine
London, August 18, 2020 (AltAfrica) India has promised to make available to Ghana three vaccines for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that are currently under trial in India
India is ready to mass-produce COVID-19 vaccines, as soon as scientists give the green light, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday, August 15.
The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Sugandh Rajaram told a Ghanaian news website, the Daily Graphic in an interview that India relationship with Ghana which spans several decades, would be further strengthened when the vaccine is ready.
“India is the pharmaceutical centre of the world and as at now our scientists are in the process of producing not just one or two vaccines but three which when are ready will be available to not only Indians but millions of people including Ghanaians”, he said.
Rajaram was speaking to the Daily Graphic after he hosted a virtual anniversary of India’s independence from the British at his residence in Accra.
Mr Rajaram said the ‘groundbreaking’ vaccines on clinical trial were almost ready and could be available in a few weeks.
He explained that India would be able to get the vaccines ready within a short period because the country had the experience of discovering and producing drugs including vaccines.
“Already we produce about 70 percent of all the vaccines in the world which makes India the global pharmaceutical centre so I am sure our scientists will be ready with the vaccines within some few weeks,” he said.
He said as a peaceful and prosperous nation, the celebration of independence day must remind all Indian citizens of the vision of the founders of the nation which was hinged on peaceful coexistence among themselves and their neighbours.
Mr Rajaram said if the world worked together, there was the possibility for everyone to live in peace.