Nepal on Wednesday launched a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive with the one million doses of vaccine provided by India under grant assistance in sync with its "Neighbourhood first" policy. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the vaccination campaign at the Prime Minister's residence at Baluwatar on Wednesday morning.
At the same time, government hospitals across the country vaccinated doctors and front-line health workers actively engaged in the field.
Speaking at the inaugural programme, Prime Minister Oli saidall Nepalis would get the vaccine free of cost within three months.
Dr. Sagar Rajbhandari, director of Sukhraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku was the first among the front-line workers to receive the jab, according to health Ministry sources.
According to officials, around 4,30,000 font-line workers- health workers, supporting staffers at health facilities, female community health volunteers, security personnel, sanitation workers, elderly people living in care homes and prisoners will be inoculated is 65 districts across the country.