Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Monday urged people not to get puzzled over the propaganda regarding the Covid-19 vaccine.
“A vested quarter has been involved in spreading propaganda against the country since the country’s independence and when Bangladesh signed the deal with India they said the vaccine would not come to the country. But the vaccine has arrived for. Now they have started spreading rumours about vaccine,” he said, reports UNB.The Minister came up with the remark while talking to reporters after taking a jab of Covid-19 vaccine at 250-bed TB Hospital in Shyamoli on Monday.
Many countries in the world are yet to get vaccine but Bangladesh has been able to collect coronavirus vaccine quickly due to diplomatic success of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he added.
The government rolled out a countrywide mass Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday, aiming to end the pandemic.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the nationwide inoculation programme through a videoconference from the Health Directorate around 10:30 am.
The vaccine will be administered at 1,005 centers across the country. Health Minister Zahid Maleque received the first shot of the vaccine at Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute & Hospital in the morning.
According to the DGHS, 50 booths have been set up in 50 hospitals in Dhaka while a total of 204 teams of health workers will administer the vaccine.