Bangladesh likely to get Covid-19 vaccine by end of January – National – observerbd.com
Bangladesh is likely to receive coronavirus vaccine by the end of the next January if everything is right, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday.
“We will get the vaccine by the end of next month. Even if it is late for some reasons, I will definitely be able to bring the vaccine. We have all kinds of preparations in this regard,” he said.
He was addressing as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of outdoor department of Col Maleq Medical College Hospital in Manikganj on Wednesday afternoon, reports our Manikganj correspondent.
“The efforts of the health department of Bangladesh in dealing with coronavirus have been appreciated all over the world. Corona (Covid-19) has been brought under control under the leadership of the prime minister,” he said.
The Health Minister said a plan has been taken to build medical college hospitals in 64 districts of the country at the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The government has approved setting up of 38 medical college hospitals in the country.
He also called upon all to follow the health guidelines and wear masks to prevent coronavirus infection.
Health Services Division Secretary Md Abdul Mannan, Heath Education and Family Welfare Division Secretary Md Ali Noor, Director General of Health Directorate Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam and Director General of the Directorate of Heath Education Dr AHM Enayet Hossain also spoke at the opening ceremony.