Government has secured 3.4 million doses of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine as part of efforts to secure the lives of the citizens against coronavirus.
In a press release, the Ministry of Health stated that “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.”
It also added 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 over 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 Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines to Accra early last March and will continue to deliver the remaining doses to Ghana.
The Private Office also promised to give the necessary support required to adequately administer the vaccines to the people of the Republic of Ghana.
The Ministry also added that “This mandate is a testament to the strong bilateral relationship between the United Arab Emirates and Ghana and the commitment of Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum’s Private Office to the Country, to fight the destructive aftermath of the pandemic and to restore the health and economy of the nation working alongside Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Health,”