An Indian doctor is calling for more vaccination, saying it could save lives.
Dr Deepak Shrivastava, a medical student from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has become a hero to many in his country, including the US.
The medical school student, who has been the target of ridicule from Indian politicians and critics, said that as the US continues to fight against the virus, India must make the vaccine available to everyone, not just those who have the virus.
Dr Shrivam says he has received multiple letters from people who have been infected and are worried about the vaccine.
He said that many Indians have died from the coronabovirus, but have not been vaccinated.
Dr Shrivashree Prabhu, who was also infected, said the vaccine could save his life.
“It could have saved me and many other people who are suffering from the virus,” Dr Prabhu told the BBC.
“We have to vaccinate the population so that there is not a single person who is not vaccinated against this virus.”
The Indian government has set up a fund to distribute vaccines to all Indian residents in India and to those living in US states.
Dr. Shrivashree said that he has been making regular visits to hospitals in US state and localities, to get more vaccines.
“It is not easy, because most of them are in the US, and they are not being vaccinated,” Dr Shrivapriya said.
“But this is our way of doing something.”