20m doses of Covid vaccines in stock; Health minister urges citizens to get third dose

File – Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada speaks during an interview with the Associated press in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Photo: AP via RSS

KAVREPALANCHOK: Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada has said Nepal has 20 million doses of Covid vaccines in stock. He urged all who received the second dose of vaccine to receive the third dose as well.

Addressing an event organised by CPN (Unified Socialist) in Roshi Rural Municipality, Kavrepalanchok district on Saturday, the Health Minister urged the people to receive the third dose of vaccine as the booster after getting the second one.

Minister Khatiwada has said that the third dose of vaccine is mandatory as the risk of the third wave of coronavirus infection is increasing in Nepal.

“The risk of the third wave of coronavirus has already increased; maintain the health protocol and receive the vaccine mandatorily,” Minister Khatiwada urged.

Saying that 6,000 vaccination centres are working to administer vaccines at present, Minister Khatiwada informed that the number of centres will be increased to 19,000 from December 16.

“I request all to visit the health centres for the vaccine as we have sufficient stock of vaccines.

Minister Khatiwada, also a leader of CPN (Unified Socialist) viewed that all the communist parties except the CPN-UML would join hands together in the electoral and related political activities. He, however, argued that the communist movement was not possible from the UML thus new political party was formed.

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