Even after the first control over Corona, China has lost the opportunity to make a world of vaccines. At the same time, even after being the most affected by Corona, India is strengthening domestic pharmaceutical manufacturers and is now providing free vaccines in the world. Statistics show that India has delivered 6.8 million dose vaccines free of cost all over the world so far. Whereas according to Bloomberg data, China has given 3.9 million vaccines.
This situation has given India a diplomatic opportunity to become a global power. India’s pharmaceutical industry, especially the Serum Institute, has already become a major supplier of drugs in South Asia. At the same time, the global impact of China is also decreasing. India has provided millions of vaccine doses to its neighbors Nepal,
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka, Iran Vikramasinghe, has said that the people of Sri Lanka are thankful to India for starting vaccination immediately because of India. At the same time, vaccination has also started in Bangladesh. While China had promised another neighbor Myanmar to provide 3 lakh vaccines, India had already made 17 lakh vaccines before that.
India assured other countries
While India’s domestic vaccine manufacturers are free to sell their vaccines to rich countries, the government has promised to buy vaccines from smaller countries as well. Indian officials have also led high-commissioners from other countries to visit Hyderabad and Pune, through which it has also assured the neighboring countries of South Asia, the Indian subcontinent and distant countries like Domenica-Barbados that they will be given timely and free vaccines. .
Neither nationalized nor stopped exports
Ashok Malik, Policy Advisor at the Ministry of External Affairs, says that we realized long ago that India’s ability to manufacture vaccines was not enough to defeat the epidemic, but last year when Indian drug makers started exporting the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, The Indian Prime Minister had started discussions with the leaders of other countries about providing the vaccine.
Not only this, when the number of deaths from Kovid in India had crossed 1.56 lakhs, it decided that it would not nationalize the vaccine nor stop exports.