Covid-19 Vaccination

Govt to collect 30m syringes

Staff Correspondent

22 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Govt to collect 30m syringes

Covid-19 Vaccine - Workers unload cartons of Covid-19 vaccine from a container truck to preserve those at walk-in cooler rooms of EPI Centre in the capital’s Tejgaon area on Thursday just after two million doses of Covid-19 vaccine gifted by India arrived in Dhaka at noon. —SUN Photo

The government will collect 30 million syringes for its countrywide coronavirus vaccination programme.

The syringes will be procured from local company JMI Syringes & Medical Devices Ltd, said an order issued by the DGHS.

According to the order, JMI will provide the syringes in five installments as it has been asked to provide 66 lakh syringes in the first phase by January 31. 

However, the remaining amount of syringes will be procured in four phases by June 20, it added.

A total of 3.2 crore people will be given vaccination against coronavirus in the first phase, the DGHS sources said.