West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged the Centre to right away take steps to make sure that folks vaccinated with Covaxin are usually not restricted to journey to international international locations.
Speaking to reporters at state secretariat Nabanna, Ms Banerjee claimed that Covaxin has additionally created issues with neighbouring Bangladesh and Brazil.
“Covaxin has not been authorised by foreign countries and not accepted there. Several students, aspiring for higher studies abroad, are facing difficulties in travelling because they have taken the Covaxin doses,” she stated.
“Covaxin is the brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it has even created problems with Brazil and Bangladesh,” Ms Banerjee stated.
The Chief Minister stated that those that have taken Covishield doses are usually not going through any drawback.
“Either immediately get Covaxin authenticated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or take other steps so that Covaxin is accepted globally,” she stated.
Ms Banerjee additionally requested Chief Secretary HK Dwidevi to write down to the Union Health Secretary and Cabinet Secretary relating to the matter.
She stated that her authorities procured and supplied Covishield doses to the folks of the state.
Most of the international locations are looking for full vaccination certificates from guests to permit them entry.