Large crowds gather outside hospitals for first jabA majority of people are found waiting outside hospitals from as early as 6am.
Hordes of people have been queuing up outside several hospitals in the Valley to get inoculated after the government launched a vaccination drive for individuals between the ages of 18-59 years last Thursday.
A majority of people are found waiting outside hospitals from as early as 6am although the time slot allocated for vaccination is between 10am to 4pm.
China had given 800,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine, the BBIBP-CorV developed by Sinopharm, an affiliate of the state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, as a grant.
The vaccines arrived in Kathmandu last Monday.
The vaccination drive started in Nepal on January 27. Nepal so far has received 2,348,000 doses of vaccines– 1,000,000 doses of the 2,000,000 doses that the government has bought from the Serum Institute of India; and 348,000 doses under the first phase of the COVAX facility.
So far, about 2 million people across the country have been vaccinated with the first dose.
Here are some photos taken by Post’s photographer Dipendra Rokka of people waiting for their turn to get a jab on Monday morning outside different hospitals.