Urging BNP to stand beside the common people amid COVID-19 epidemic, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said they (BNP) should seek apology from the countrymen for spreading confusion over the coronavirus vaccine.
“Regrettably, BNP and their friends and some groups could not see any good work of the government. And they tried to spread different confusions from the very beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic among the commoners openly,” he said.Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, said this while addressing a distribution ceremony of health protective materials among different organizations of journalists on behalf of AL Relief and Social Welfare sub-committee at AL president’s office in city’s Dhanmondi.
The minister said they even spread confusion that the Indian vaccine produced by Serum Institute would not work. But, when it was late to bring the vaccine, they said something else, he added.
“For this, you should seek apology from the countrymen for spreading confusion. I would like to urge all including BNP to stand beside the common people shunning the ill politics of spreading confusion,” said Hasan.
He said the government has taken initiatives to bring vaccines from Russia, China and other countries. A number of vaccines will be brought from Serum Institute in the next month and vaccines from other countries will also come soon, he added.
He said there is no scope of spreading confusion.
Terming the newsmen as front fighter, Hasan praised the role of journalists during the coronavirus situation.The minister also extended thanks to the media outlets for their role against confusion.
AL Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Whip Abu Saied Al Mahmud Swapan, AL Science and Technology affairs secretary Engineerf Abdus Sabur and Deputy Publicity and Publication Secretary Aminul Islam Amin, among others, addressed the function.
Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) president Mursalin Nomani and general secretary Mashiur Rahman Khan, Aviation and Tourism Journalists Forum of Bangladesh general secretary Tanzim Anwar and treasurer Md Shafiullha Suman received health protective materials from the minister.