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Corona vaccine will be given from govt hospitals: Health Minister

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:27 PM, 14 January 2021   Updated: 07:27 PM, 14 January 2021

Corona vaccine will be given from govt hospitals: Health Minister

Corona vaccine will be given from govt hospitals: Health Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that the coronavirus vaccine will be given from government hospitals in the country.

The health minister made the remarks after a meeting at the health ministry's meeting room on Thursday afternoon.

Zahid Maleque said the government has the capacity to store at least 14-15 crore doses of vaccine in the country. Therefore, there will be no problem to store 4-5 crore doses of vaccines and applying them properly.

Mentioning that the government is fully prepared for vaccination, the health minister said that the vaccine will be provided from the government hospitals across the country. Arrangements have been made to keep about 4 lakh 25 thousand doses of vaccine in the cold room stored in each district level hospital. In addition, each hospital has 5-10 ice freezers where at least 71,000 doses of vaccine can be kept. Initially, 7,344 teams will work for vaccination across the country comprising six members in each team.

He added that the country's drug administration department will strictly monitor to prevent any irregularities in the supply of vaccines. Regular vaccine bulletins will be aired through the Department of Health so that people can know all the information about the vaccine quickly. The work of creating an app related to vaccine delivery through the Ministry of ICT is almost in the final stages. After the official start of vaccination, the big private hospitals or organizations will be allowed to provide vaccine conditionally.

Health Education and Family Welfare Secretary Md. Ali Nur, Director General of the Department of Health Abul Basar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, and other senior officials were present.

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