Health news for Sunday, March 7, 2021
Source: Daily mail
Ghana received 50,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from India on Friday, March 5, the second vaccines it has received to date.
600,000 doses of Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccines have already been delivered under the COVAX platform.
A mass vaccination exercise has begun as the country races against time to combat the pandemic since it broke out on March 12.
At a ceremony to welcome this batch of vaccines at Kotoka International Airport.
Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said the donation “is undoubtedly remarkable support for our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects the very cordial and fraternal relations between Ghana and India.”
“Furthermore, it underscores the mutual commitment of our two governments to work in solidarity and partnership to address common challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.
The Minister also assured that the government leaves no stone unturned in the search to acquire at least 20 million doses of COVID-19 B vaccines to effectively inoculate the population. “
Also attending the ceremony were the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, and some health officials.
More than 30,000 residents have so far participated in the country’s vaccination program.