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PM asks to expand vaccination activities at union, ward levels

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Published: 15:38, 26 July 2021   Update: 15:42, 26 July 2021
PM asks to expand vaccination activities at union, ward levels

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered strengthening vaccination activities at union and ward levels across the country, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque has said quoting the PM.

The prime minister has also directed to bring old-aged people under the inoculation programme as the number of infection and death is higher among the elderly people, the minister said.

“We will start the inoculation programme from the union and ward level across the country immediately in line with the prime minister’s directives,” he said talking to reporters after the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet Division held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban on Monday.

He said the family members, who are ages over 18 years of the frontline fighters,’ will be given the jabs on priority basis to contain transmission of the virus.

“We are purchasing 43 oxygen producing generators and we will be receiving 200 tonnes of oxygen per week from India,” he said.

He has claimed that Bangladesh will get 21 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine by early 2022 and these vaccines will meet the needs of 14 crore people that means 80 percent of total population in the country.

Apart from that, three crore doses of vaccine from China, seven crore from Russia, seven crore of Johnson & Johnson and three crore of AstraZeneca vaccines will arrive in the country by early next year, he claimed.