Coronavirus vaccine reach at Kurmitola Hospital
Published: 01:11 PM, 27 January 2021 Updated: 01:20 PM, 27 January 2021
The much-awaited coronavirus vaccine has arrived at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital around 12:00 pm on Wednesday.
Runu Beronica Costa, a senior staff nurse at the hospital, will be the first person to receive a shot of the coronavirus vaccine. And through him, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Covid-19 vaccination rollout virtually at the hospital.
At the inauguration programme, the registration process through mobile and web-based app called "Surokkha" for mass inoculation will be launched. All those who want to get vaccinated need to register online.
Meanwhile, preparations are underway to vaccinate 400 to 500 people in five hospitals in Dhaka from Thursday. The hospitals are - Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Kurmitola General Hospital, Mugda General Hospital and Kuwait Friendship Hospital.
On the other hand, the nationwide vaccination programme will start on February 7.
The first consignment of 50 lakh doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, purchased by Bangladesh from the Serum Institute of India Pvt Limited, arrived in the country on Monday. Earlier on 21 January, the consignment of 20 lakh doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, gifted by India, arrived at Dhaka Airport by air cargo.