Kurmitola Hospital ready to start vaccination from Wednesday
Published: 05:03 PM, 26 January 2021 Updated: 06:39 PM, 26 January 2021
All preparations have been completed at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital for the vaccination of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccination program will start on Wednesday.
Brigadier General Jamil Ahmad, Director, Kurmitola General Hospital, said all preparations for the vaccination have already been completed. The initial dry run will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday.
About 100 people, including doctors and health workers of the hospital, have been trained to make the vaccination program a successful one, he added.
Meanwhile, the Department of Drug Administration has already given permission for the use of 5 million doses of Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine imported from India.
According to Kurmitola General Hospital sources, the vaccination program in the country will be officially started with the first application to the body of a nurse.
Runu Beronica Costa, a senior staff nurse of the Hospital, is going to be the first COVID-19 vaccine receiver in Bangladesh. Along with him, two other senior staff nurses Munni Khatun and Rina Sarkar will also receive the vaccine.
Medicine consultant Dr. Ahmed Lutfar Mobin also receives the first vaccine as a doctor.
It is learned that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the vaccination program virtually.