Kathmandu,September 25/Ashwin 9-Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that 10 million vaccines have been ensured.
Addressing virtually to the United States-led World Covid-19 Conference, Prime Minister Deuba said at least half of the target population would be vaccinated this year.
He noted that more than a quarter have been vaccinated so far. Prime Minister Deuba also informed that 10 million vaccines have been ensured for the current vaccination campaign. “Our focus now is on vaccinating the active population, the 12-18 age group,” he said.
Prime Minister Deuba informed the conference that the government is focused on improving health infrastructure, supplying oxygen and essential medical supplies and expanding testing facilities. Pointing out that the current generation is facing the tragedy of Covid epidemic, he said that there is a lot to learn from the first wave and second wave and now the government is expanding the facilities. He also said that Nepal has moved ahead in the development of Covid’s gene sequencing capacity.
Stating that education is being provided to provide security from Covid, the prime minister thanked all the partners who helped Nepal in times of crisis.
He also supported for the establishment of a World Health Protection Fund and its proper operation. The Prime Minister emphasized the need for regular support from developed partners in the fund.
At the conference, chaired by US President Joe Biden, heads of state and government from around the world shared their experiences and perspectives.