1.80 lakh corona vaccines reach in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Jan 29, 2021 (BSS)- A total of 1.80 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines have reached here today by a covered fridge van of BEXIMCO Pharma.

Rajshahi Civil Surgeon Dr Quiume Talukder received 15 cartoons containing the vaccines saying these will be preserved in the EPI Store until the vaccination begins.

As per the government decision, the district level vaccination will be rolled out on February 7.

“The district health committee will take decisions on how to conduct the vaccination process in a disciplined manner,” Dr Talukder said, adding that the vaccination will be started in due time properly as per the government direction.

“We’re going to arrange a two-day training course for the health workers on the vaccination procedure from February 1,” he continued.

Meanwhile, four centres– Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi City Corporation (Nagar Bhaban), Rajshahi Police Line Hospital and Rajshahi Cantonment Hospital– with a total of 16 booths have been made prepared for coronavirus vaccination in Rajshahi city.

“We’ve taken preparations for the vaccination in four centres which have been kept ready,” said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, Rajshahi Divisional Director of Health, adding that there will be four booths in each of the centres.

All officials and employees concerned have taken all-out preparations for rolling out the vaccination programme.

In the preliminary stage, vaccines will be provided from the four centres and decision will be taken next in phases.

Dr Habibul Talukder said no one who is below 18 will get vaccines in the first phase as the list is being prepared on priority basis. Health workers will get the vaccine in the initial stage followed by journalists, police, ansar, BGB members and the above sixties.

He defined that the persons who will be selected through Suraksha Apps for vaccination will be informed about his or her centre, booth, serial number, date and time.

In the initial stage, a list is being prepared for the vaccination after analyzing the present situation in Rajshahi, Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder added.



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