Another 55 lakh Sinopharm vaccines arrive from China
Published: 11:44 AM, 21 October 2021 Updated: 04:50 PM, 21 October 2021
Another consignment of 55 lakh doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Dhaka from China early Thursday.
A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the shots landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at around 1:40 am.
Confirming the matter, Public Relations Officer (PRO) Maidul Islam of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that Chief Health Coordinator Dr Abu Zaher received the consignment at the airport.
Bangladesh has so far procured over three crore doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, and those are arriving in the country in phases every month.
The government will procure more Sinopharm jabs from China under the Direct Procurement Method (DPM) - as per the price mentioned in the agreement - to bolster the government's vaccination efforts.
Earlier on 15 September, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said the country will get 24 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines by March-April of next year.