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India awaits regulatory clearance from SL to supply COVID-19 vaccine

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India awaits regulatory clearance from Sri Lanka for the supply of Indian manufactured COVID-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka.

According to the Indian High Commission, India will commence delivering the  vaccines to its  neighbouring countries today, but awaits clearance from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Mauritius.

“In keeping with India’s stated commitment to use India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity to help the humanity in the fight against COVID-19, supplies under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles will begin from 20 January 2021.

As far as countries such as Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Mauritius are concerned, we are awaiting their confirmation of necessary regulatory clearance,” the statement said further.

Meanwhile, China had already approved the supply of vaccines manufactured by that country to Sri Lanka.

Chinese vaccines - Sinopharm and Sinovac - have been approved by the countries such as Indonesia, Turkey, the UAE and Serbia.

Moreover, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) also approved vaccines by China's Sinopharm for emergency use.(Kelum Bandara)

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  • Sam Tuesday, 19 January 2021 09:28 PM

    Import it, India is trying to help. There isnt even the equipment in Sri Lanka to test it and approve it or not. We are desperate, Gov do not ruin this with your stupid policies

    Lucifer Tuesday, 19 January 2021 10:46 PM

    Why import something that's not even approved for India. This vaccine's clinical trials are hidden because it has very bad side effects. They just want Sri Lankan's to be their lab rats.

    cineha Tuesday, 19 January 2021 09:38 PM

    Does that mean the delay is on our side?

    RoaringCreek Tuesday, 19 January 2021 10:19 PM

    Ha Ha Ha! What a nice question.

    RoarringCreek Tuesday, 19 January 2021 10:10 PM

    So Sri Lanka is still not decided what to do. Where is the GMOA? They are now up in arms are the Indian vaccines are not approved by WHO. The Sri Lanka medical fraternity does not have the knowhow to study the vaccine reports and recommend a vaccine. THAT IS IT.

    lal Tuesday, 19 January 2021 10:30 PM

    Sadly in the last few decades political affiliations and trade unionism have become the priority of our professionals.

    Ramyasiri Rathuge Tuesday, 19 January 2021 10:41 PM

    why so sympathy on Sri Lanka and other countries ? India have few billions to vaccinate. May be they want our dollars? Are India own citizens are less worth than outsiders?

    Mohamed Wednesday, 20 January 2021 09:17 AM

    Supply COVID-19 vaccine and try to get our port's?

    Ting Tong Wednesday, 20 January 2021 09:17 AM

    Import and have all the 225 in parliment vaccinated first, after observing the side effects, let the nation decide if they want the indian Jab or not.

    Waco Wednesday, 20 January 2021 09:30 AM

    Commence using Indian vaccine from Jaffna.

    Harish Wednesday, 20 January 2021 10:56 PM

    Indian should not supply in free. For them China is better


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