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