Vaccine reaches 64 dists by today: DGHS

1 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Vaccine doses will reach 64 districts of the country within Sunday and Monday as the mass vaccination drive is set to begin on February 7, said Dr Khurshed Alam, Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), reports UNB.

All the preparations, including the arrangement of equipment and booths, have been taken across the country for carrying out the vaccination drive, Khurshed Alam said at a programme held at the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine.

Meanwhile, he said, the training of health workers will conclude by Monday. A virtual meeting with the focal persons in upazilas will also be held on Monday.

A total of 7,400 health teams have been working to implement the vaccination drive, he added.

On February 4, ‘Surokkha’ app will be available on the play store from where interested people will be able to get registered for the vaccination, the DG stated.

The registration process is already underway through the website. Some 15,000 people have got registered by the time, he said adding that DGHS volunteers would help those who would fail to get registered through online at the upazila level.

The Health Ministry rolled out the inoculation drive at five government hospitals in Dhaka on January 28, a day after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Covid-19 vaccination programme,

PM vaccination campaign

On January 27, Prime Minister Sheikh launched the Covid-19 vaccination programme at Kurmitola General Hospital through a videoconference. At the inaugural event, five people were vaccinated in the virtual presence of the Prime Minister. Runu Veronica Costa, a senior staff nurse at Kurmitola General Hospital, was the first to get the shot in the country.


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