MEA: Treat vaccinated Indians on a par with Europeans
NEW DELHI: India said on Friday it expects Indians vaccinated in India to be treated on a par with Europeans who have been vaccinated in Europe. This came as the Netherlands became the 10th European country to approve Covishield vaccine for entry into the country.
The Indian go nment has written to all 27 EU countries and those European nations outside the bloc to approve India-made vaccines for hassle-free travel. Several European countries are said to be considering the request.
Answering questions at the weekly MEA briefing, spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “Our expectations is that Indians, vaccinated in India, should be treated at par with those vaccinated in the EU.”
The Indian vaccination certificates can be authenticated on the CoWin portal, he said, making them credible and safe. “The genuineness of such vaccination certification can be authenticated on the CoWin portal.”
The colonial mentality of Europeans will never die. Even today white supremacy mentality goes on. Indian vaccines are at par excellence or better than European or US vaccines. But Europeans knowingly refuse to acknowledge this.
We have been using European and US technical know-how to produce the vaccinations. Yet the EU doesn't want to approve Indian vaccinations, show their colonial mentality. The firm stand taken by the GOI is highly appreciated. Well done India.
The issue should've been anticipated and resolved beforehand when we agreed to manufacture the vaccine for Astra Zenecea. Whose great idea was to name it differently for India ?
Vijay Ishwarlal Upadhyay
We developed Vaccine within 9 months, first time in History of our capability. Their issue is not acceptance but worries about our capacity to do anything in schedule time limit with superior quality. We must appreciates our Pharma Scientist and positive support & trust of present Go nment. They have achieved 100% Goal as decided. I salute our Scientist.
Mahbubul Alam Mona
Vaccine was not invented by you!
Please correct yourself. We are producing the vaccine for a foreign company.
The fact is that europeans can talk about all the equality, but in their minds, they are still superior to the once ensl ved South Asian race
Cor ion is a way of life for India and it is ingrained in their DNA. We are used to forging every data ranging from GDP, Growth rate, Educational and employment data to Covid case load, deaths and VACCINATION. so why should any sane country take risk of admitting INDIANS/
Forget EU countries, one cannot travel to Maharashtra by flight from any part of the country without RTPcr test report, even if you had 02 doses of Vaccinations.
I am not visiting EU anytime soon. Till the time Covid goes away.
What about Covane?
India is a corrupt nation and all the countries in the world know that. Instead of blaming EU countries we should look at ourselves for improvement which will be beneficial for the future of our country.
Bhik mange indians
They r not welcomed anywhere especially gujju and bhaiyaa ppl
Indian govt named Astrazeneca as Covishield to confuse people that its a Indian vaccine (though mass manufactured in India) and it is creating confusion in many countries
The idea to name it differently maybe an Indian one as we are intolerant of branding foreign brands.
I find EU decision on the vaccination argument is stupid. If Covid vaccine produced in India is not up to their standard then why USA took Remdezvir produced in India? Why there are so many countries who accept drugs manufactured inside India? EU statement is clearly amount to insulting all those countries who accepted vaccine manufactured in India like USA, Canada, UK etc.EU's decision is another way stupid because how a foreigner traveling to EU from a foreign country outside EU region will get ... Read More
What about Covan ????
They will do it anyway. Why they are still in consideration mode while some have given approval is not mentioned, though.