Health Minister Zahid Malek has said that at least one crore people will be vaccinated against corona in Bangladesh between 7th and 14th of this month. He said this at the inaugural function of the first year MBBS class of 2020-21 on Sunday.
Zahid Malek said, “From August 7 to 14, at least 1 Crore vaccines will be given to the people of the country in a festive atmosphere.” The vaccination festival will be held everywhere from the union or ward level to the capital.
Referring to various criticisms of the country’s health sector, the health minister said no one knew about the treatment of coronavirus before it was created. We learned very quickly. About six hundred and fifty labs have been done from just one lab. 17-18 thousand beds have been made. Measures have been taken to supply oxygen at a massive rate across the country, including increasing the number of ICUs and HDUs. The country’s economy is still ahead of the economies of many countries in the world as the country’s health sector has provided good services.
The minister urged all to abide by the hygiene rules, noting that it could increase further as garment workers return to work amid the rising tide of corona infection.
Vaccination will be given at upazila level from 7th. The government has made arrangements to vaccinate above 25 aged people by showing their NID card. At the same time, there are plans to vaccinate pregnant women, the health minister said.
To prevent coronavirus epidemics and deaths, the government has planned to provide free vaccinations to 80 per cent of the 160 million people in Bangladesh, or 140 million.