The Opposition leader has taken it upon herself to write to the Prime Minister of India, asking for a donation of Covid19 vaccines for Trinidad and Tobago.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in a letter dated February 23, 2021, notified the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that her party, the United National Congress, had made several attempts to get the Rowley administration to approach his country for vaccines.
She stated “Trinidad and Tobago is grateful to have already benefited from Barbados’s donation of 2,000 doses of vaccines that originated in India.”
However, she wrote, “As you may know, our population is about 1.3 million persons. My beloved country is reeling from the challenges of Covid-19.
“Over the last two weeks, we have repeatedly asked the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to reach out to your government for assistance,” stated the letter.
“Honourable Prime Minister, it is my respectful view that it is only with your direct, timely intervention and generosity that we may be able to combat the pandemics challenges at present. In this regard, I respectfully appeal your kind consideration to donate AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to protect my fellow citizens,” she added.
Persad-Bissessar added “Should my humble request find favour with your good self, I am confident the necessary arrangements to accommodate the same can be made. I look forward to hearing from you. Please accept, Honourable Prime Minister, the assurance of my highest consideration.”