UNICEF has sent supplies to India but they are not enough, Executive Director Henrietta Fore told CNN’s Richard Quest.
“We are calling on the world to help us,” she said. “And then, because India is such an enormous vaccine manufacturing component of the world's supply chain, we need to get India back into the business of making vaccines for the world.”
She called on countries to lift import and export restrictions related to vaccines, to support the ability to manufacture vaccines in other locations and to consider licensing some production technologies.
India is currently struggling to contain a Covid-19 outbreak that has left hospitals struggling with shortages of basic medical supplies like oxygen and ventilators.