India on Monday officially decided to export Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal free of costs as a goodwill gesture.
The decision was taken in a meeting held between officials from the ministry of health and family welfare, ministry of external affairs and ministry of chemicals and fertilizers.
Representatives from India’s Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India (SII) were also present.
Vaccines will also be sent to Mongolia, Oman, Philippines, Bahrain, Maldives, Mauritius, Afghanistan, and Seychelles, officials said.
“The decision was taken after ensuring the domestic availability of the vaccine,” an official said.