Kathmandu, May 24: Ministry of Health and Population has taken an initiation to bring anti-Covid-19 vaccines from vaccine manufacturing nations.
The Ministry has sent official letters to India, China, the UK, the USA and Russia to procure vaccines.
Speaking at a virtual press conference today, Health Minister Hrideyas Tripathi informed that the government was planning to procure 5 million doses of vaccines from these vaccine manufacturing nations.
He added that the government had been taking initiations from political, diplomatic and personal levels to procure vaccines.
Minister Tripathi also said that the government had stressed the need for enhancing health facilities to contain the covid-19. He informed that 577 ventilators had been added in the county and additional 104 ventilators would be added soon.
The Health Minister further said the second dose of Covishield Vaccine would be administered to people after 16 weeks from the period they received the first dose.