“While talking to officers at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Crypto Relief volunteers understood that while Government of India is taking steps for securing the required vaccines, syringes are equally important for successful vaccination drive, and they’re in shortage,” Nailwal wrote on microblogging platform Twitter on Friday.
We @cryptorelief are teaming up with @UNICEFIndia and Ministry of Health, India @MoHFW_INDIA to procure 160mn syrin… https://t.co/ZnEaqdbAVR
— Sandeep – Polygon (@sandeepnailwal) 1630060033000
India Covid Crypto Relief Fund was launched in April amid the second wave of the pandemic by Nailwal, Etherum cofounder Vitalik Buterin, and former Coinbase technology chief Balaji Srinivasan has also contributed to the fund.
Nailwal wrote that the donation was made after understanding the requirements on the ground.
“The team was informed that UNICEF has initiated processing of bids in the global tender. The volunteer team got in touch with UNICEF to understand the ground requirement and quantum of funds required,” he added. “These syringes are expected to be delivered between Sept 2021 and January 2022, & shall help India vaccinate over 16 crore adults.”
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To ensure the utmost quality, only @WHO Pre-Qualified manufacturers will be asked to participate in this tender.… https://t.co/JjBIVivDqq
— India’s Crypto Covid Relief 🇮🇳 (@CryptoRelief_) 1629959346000