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Nepali lawmakers take first shot of Made in India COVID-19 vaccine Nepal COVID19

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

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Mar 2021, 12:34 am

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

The reportedly took the Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine.

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.