Ghana receives additional 50k doses of covid-19 vaccines from India
London, March 5, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Ghana has taken delivery of additional 50,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines from India, in fulfilment of a promise made by the India High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Sugandh Rajaram, on Monday, March 1, 2021, at a ‘Mask up a Child’ campaign in Accra.
Receiving the vaccines on Friday in the company of the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said the new doses is a “noteworthy support to our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects the very cordial and fraternal relations between Ghana and India.”
She added that this step should give Ghanaians the reassurance that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo administration would doing all that is necessary to get enough vaccines for the targeted 20 million people of this country.
“Permit me to also use this medium to assure the Ghanaian people that the President of the Republic and his Government are leaving no stone unturned in the quest to acquire, at least, 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to effectively inoculate the population. Indeed, we are resolute in our determination and will utilize both bilateral and multilateral arrangements to attain this objective,” she said.
She also called on more people to support their efforts in attaining such a great feat.
“I will thus encourage friends and partners of Ghana to continue rallying support for Government’s efforts,” she said.
In total, Ghana has received 110,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines. The first batch of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine from the COVAX facility arrived in Ghana on February 24, 2021
Ghanaweb reports that the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of the West Africa country is also in the final process of certifying more vaccines for use in the country after approvals were granted for the emergency use of AstraZeneca and China’s Sputnik-V