When India is struggling with the terrible havoc of Corona, the neighboring countries till that time Bhutan Has vaccinated 93 percent of its people. All the countries of the world are surprised at this success of this small hill state. There are many areas of Bhutan where there is no road to go. Surrounded by icy rivers and high mountains, this country has written a new story of success with free vaccine from India.
Till now 93% of adult population has been vaccinated
High mountain and snowy river could not become a barrier
Health workers also faced difficulty in persuading people from the rural areas of Bhutan, who were disconnected and isolated from the world, to get vaccinated. Local volunteers and health workers, along with the head of the area, explained to the people that taking the vaccine would not have any side effects and it was very important to maintain good health.
Vaccination started in late March
As of last Saturday, more than 478,000 people had been given the first vaccine dose of the Kovid vaccine in this Buddhist-dominated country. This number is more than 60 percent of the total adult population here. At the same time, now Bhutan’s Health Ministry has said that they have given at least one dose of vaccine to 93 percent of their total adult population. The vaccine was delivered to 1,200 vaccination centers in the country in late March and early April.
Bhutan ranked sixth in the world in vaccination
According to a database in the New York Times, by Saturday, 63 out of every 100 people in Bhutan had been vaccinated. This rate of covid vaccination ranks sixth in the world. It is clear that there are only 5 countries in the world, which have had more population than Bhutan. Bhutan’s rate is seven times that of India and six times the global average.
Bhutan’s health minister gave credit to the king and the public
Bhutan’s Health Minister Dasho Dachen Wangmo has credited this success to the king and people of the country. He said that the people here did not show any hesitation in taking the vaccine. At the same time, the entire vaccination campaign under the direction of the king went on very effectively. Dasho Dachen Wangmo told the New York Times that he touched the figure in two weeks, being a small country with a population of only 750,000.
India gave all the vaccines for free
The biggest thing in Bhutan’s vaccination is that India has donated all the Kovid vaccines that have been planted in this country. This vaccine has been created by the Serum Institute of India. The Government of Bhutan has said that it plans to give a second dose after about 8 to 12 weeks after the first round. Will Parks, who works in Bhutan for the UN agency UNICEF, has also praised the campaign.