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Unauthorised Vaccination at Patiya

GD filed against Whip Shamsul’s aide Rabiul

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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CHATTOGRAM: A general diary (GD) has been filed against Medical Technologist Rabiul Hossain over the unauthorised vaccination programme carried out in Patiya upazila and missing of vaccines from the EPI Centre of Patiya Health Complex.

Dr Sabbyasachi said he filed the GD with Patiya Police Station on Thursday as part of the legal step against the irregularities by Rabiul, a follower of Whip and lawmaker from Chattogram-12 constituency (Patiya) Shamsul Haque Chowdhury.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) suspended the accused medical technologist in connection of the unauthorised early vaccination at the behest of the whip.

Rabiul was suspended for the vaccination taking vaccines from the upazila health complex EPI Centre and over missing of some more vaccines at the centre, said the sources.

Mentionable, the three-member committee formed to investigate the matter has found the evidence of the unauthorised vaccination programme and trade in violation of the government directive by the followers of the whip. However, there were questions over the probe report as the DGHS has suspended only Rabiul for the unlawful vaccination despite having involvement of many followers of the whip.

Persons behind this vaccine trade are being protected through the suspension of Rabiul as the probe committee did not include any other person, including those gave the consent and encouraged such illegal activity, said sources.

Mentionable, Rabiul and some of his associates carried out the vaccination programme unlawfully at the behest of Whip Shamsul at Shovandandi union under Patiya upazila on July 30 and July 31.

The whip visited the vaccination programme which began Saturday 7 at the union level.

Some 2,600 people were vaccinated at Rashidabad Arfa Karim High School and Shovandandi School and College in exchange of money in two days, said sources.

Of the centres, Arfa Karim High School is located few hundred yards off the whip’s house.

The vaccination programme violating the government directive drew huge criticism and resentment among the vaccine seekers, who were waiting for long, they said.