Initiatives taken to produce vaccines in country: PM
Published: 10:10 PM, 2 June 2021
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today spoke at the budget session of the Jatiya Sangsad
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that besides collecting coronavirus vaccines, initiatives have also been taken to produce them in the country. To this end, discussions are underway with various countries and manufacturing companies on technology transfer.
The premier came up with the development in response to a question from Monira Sultan, an MP from the reserved women's seat in the question and answer session of the National Assembly on Wednesday. Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the session.
Earlier, the Prime Minister said the government has taken several important steps from the very beginning to ensure human health protection from Corona. Educational institutions were declared closed with the nationwide lockdown. Besides, the government has taken various incentive measures to save the livelihood and economy.
She said Bangladesh has proved its capability to keep coronavirus under control for timely action of the government. The government has provided logistic support to health workers, including doctors and nurses, law enforcement, administration, and other frontline fighters in Corona which help to keep the virus under control.