Trinidad and Tobago is seeking to purchase 250,000 doses of the COVISHIELD vaccine from India.
Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne made the revelation on Thursday during an interview with GML.
He said “I have been in discussion with the Indian High Commissioner who has agreed to facilitate and expedite T&T’s purchase arrangement, in close collaboration with their Ministry of External Affairs.”
The Minister said “This has been formalized via Diplomatic Notes and I have also written directly on the matter to the Honourable Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India.
Browne pointed out that “The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs continues to collaborate with the Minister Terrence Deyalsingh as the Ministry of Health explores the best options to meet our local vaccine requirements.”
The Covishield vaccine was approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for use against Covid-19 on 15 February, 2021.