UN Mission in Kathmandu directs WHO to supply vaccines to Nepal immediately
KATHMANDU: The UN Mission in Kathmandu has directed the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday to immediately supply vaccines against COVID-19 to Nepal.
UN Resident Representative Sarah Beysolow Niyanti made the request to WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
In the same week, Covid Crisis Management Center (CCMC) Coordinator and Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel telephoned Nyanti and suggested that she take the initiative to supply vaccines.
The UN body WHO has been supplying vaccines to the affected countries under the CoVAX facility. However, there has been no supply in vaccine-producing countries including India, after vaccine production has been affected.
The WHO has also said that supply has not reached poor countries as large and rich nations have stockpiled the vaccine.