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12cr doses of vaccine to be inoculated by January next year

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 7th November, 2021 04:47:56 PM
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The government will administer at least 12 crore doses of coronavirus vaccines in the country by upcoming January next year, Health and Family Welfare minister Zahid Maleque said.

“Already seven crore doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the country. If the vaccination goes on in such way then it will be possible to administer at least 12 crore doses by January next year. And it also will be possible to lower the corona death to zero,” he said.

The health minister came up with the statement while speaking at an inaugural function of newly set up pharmaceutical company DBL Pharmaceuticals at Kashimpur in Gazipur on Sunday noon.

“There is no shortage of vaccine in the country. We have over one crore vaccines in hand. As per directive of the Prime Minister (Sheikh Hasina) all people of the country will be given the vaccine. That’s why we have bought 21 crore vaccines,” he said.

Zahid Maleque said three crore doses of vaccine will come to the country every month while as per the schedule three crore vaccines will come to the country in the next month.

 He claimed that there was no shortage of medicine during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as the medicine was available up to village.

Mentioning that Bangladesh is earning huge money through exporting abroad after fulfilling country’s 98 percent of domestic demand, the minister said medicine of Bangladesh is being exported to 145 countries of the world.

“It was possible to earn 31 billion dollars in last six years by exporting the medicine which was only 5 billion dollars. After the garments industry, medicine is going to be another big source of income of the country,” he added.

Zahid Maleque said the government is going to make a new medicine policy as no adulterated medicine exists here and the medicine also comes reasonable.

Prof Dr. Md Habibe Millat, MP, Major General Md Mahbubur Rahman, Directorate General of Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) and DBL Pharmaceuticals chairman Abdul Wahab were also present.