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Covid vaccine coming to country on January 20: DGHS

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:33 PM, 18 January 2021   Updated: 09:29 PM, 18 January 2021

Covid vaccine coming to country on January 20: DGHS

Covid vaccine coming to country on January 20: DGHS

The Oxford made 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine provided by the Seram Institute of India will come to the country on January 20. The Indian government is giving these vaccines to Bangladesh as a gift.

Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam informed this on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has already sent a letter to the Drug Administration seeking permission to apply the vaccine.

Earlier, Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said that the first consignment of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, produced by Serum Institute of India, will arrive in the country on January 25 or 26.

The vaccines are being brought after talking with those who are working on vaccines, Zahid Maleque said, adding, "Hopefully we can vaccinate all."

Besides, the Indian government will provide some Covid vaccines to Bangladesh as a gift. It may also be that the gift vaccine is likely to arrive before the first consignment of serum vaccine, he added.  

The minister said that any organization in the private sector can bring the vaccine following the policy. However, the government will have control over the price.

Regarding the Globe Biotech vaccine, Zahid Maleque said, "I applaud Bangovax. The government will provide any necessary assistance in the next steps."   

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