Kathmandu, July 22: Additional 800 thousand doses of Vero Cell vaccine have been brought to Kathmandu from Beijing today.
Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, deputy spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population, informed that the wide-body plane of the Nepal Airlines Corporation landed in TIA at 2:15 with 800 thousand doses of Vero Cell, the Sinopharm manufactured COVID-19 vaccines.
He said the same NAC aircraft would fly to Beijing today itself and return tomorrow afternoon carrying the COVID-19 vaccines.
As per the schedule, the plane would also fly to Beijing on Saturday to bring in the vaccines.
The government of Nepal has purchased 4 million doses of Vero Cell from China on the GtoG basis.
Earlier, over 800 thousand doses of Vero Cell were brought by the NAC plane and with today’s 800 thousand, NAC plane will be carrying 2.4 million doses in the next two cargo flights.