Training of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) volunteers for vaccination against Covid-19 started on Wednesday.
A total of 1,200 volunteers will be involved in the government’s vaccination programme in the capital while around 15,000 volunteers will work in phases all over the country.Two hundred volunteers of the BDRCS were given training in first batch of the training session.
Training of other volunteers will be held in phases across the country, the BDRCS said.
Prof Dr Md Habibe Millat, MP, Vice Chairman of the BDRCS, and Secretary General Md. Feroz Salah Uddin were present, among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Habibe Millat said the BDRCS volunteers will work in the government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.
The volunteers are being provided necessary training with the cooperation of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies according to volunteer guideline of the government.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has already sent official letters to all civil surgeons of all districts and all concerned including chief health officers of city corporations to include the Red Crescent volunteers.BDRCS Secretary General Md Feroz Salah Uddin said the organization is ready to extend all types of cooperation to the government as its associate institution to implement the vaccination programme.
Imam Zafar Sikder, Director of Youth & Volunteers Department of the BDRCS, said if necessary the organization will provide more volunteers as per the government’s demand to conduct the countrywide vaccination programme.