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Govt to purchase 9 crores syringes from China

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:59 PM, 17 October 2021   Updated: 06:52 PM, 17 October 2021

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved in principle the purchase of 9 crores disposable syringes through the Direct Purchase Method (DPM) on an urgent basis to roll out Covid-19 vaccines.

A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Virtual Economic and Public Procurement was held under the chairmanship of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday afternoon.

After the meeting, Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Md. Samsul Arefin told reporters that the meeting today approved in principle the purchase of 9 crores disposable syringes through DPM from China on an urgent basis to roll out Covid-19 vaccines. “Except for China, no one can supply this huge number of syringes at the moment,” he said.

About going for direct purchase method, Md. Samsul Arefin said time can be shortened as much as possible. The Covid-19 outbreak has to be controlled on one hand and the vaccine will arrive on the other, however, if there is no syringe, the vaccine cannot be rolled out, as a result, it has been brought through the direct purchase method.

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