Staff Correspondent: The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination program will begin today (Sunday) in all districts and Upazilas.
Earlier on January 27, the trial run of the vaccination drive begun, with the inoculation of 25 healthcare providers, freedom fighters, journalists, and law enforcers at Kurmitola General Hospital. Following the day, the Covid-19 vaccination kicked off at five hospitals in Dhaka. Sixty people were vaccinated in Mugda Medical College Hospital, 100 at DMCH, 200 at BSMMU, 100 at Kurmitola, 60 at Kuwait Friendship 60 on the first day.
On January 25, five million doses of the vaccine, invented by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII), arrived in Dhaka via an Air India flight.
Five more batches – each containing five million vaccines – are scheduled to arrive in phases over five months.
Earlier, Bangladesh received 2 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as a gift from the Indian government. A total of 3.28 lakh people have registered for Covid-19 vaccine so far.
At the first day of nationwide vaccination, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Health Minister Zahid Maleque will receive vaccine.
Director General (DG) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with this information at a press conference yesterday.
Mentionable, the Covid-19 vaccination programme first began in the country on January 27. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the event at Kurmitola Genral Hospital in Dhaka.
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