Government has secured 3.4 million doses of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine as part of efforts to secure the lives of the people against the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement by the health ministry said the supply of the vaccine is part of an arrangement between government and the Private Office of Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum, a member of the Royal Family of the United Arab Emirates.
The statement adds that the agreement was signed on March 9, 2021 to help the people of Ghana bring to a halt the devastations of the ongoing pandemic.
The Sputnik V Covid-19 Vaccine has been approved in more than 50 countries and is the world’s first registered Human Adenovirus Vector-based vaccine.
The Private Office of Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum has already honoured its commitment by delivering the initial consignment of the vaccines to Accra and will continue to deliver the remaining doses to Ghana.
In the light of worldwide supply shortages of Covid-19 vaccines, the Office says it is dedicated to supplying underserved regions such as Ghana as well as the rest of the continent of Africa.
It adds that it will do its best to tip the balance and ensure more equitable distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine to distressed and overlooked regions.