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3,447 more slum dwellers vaccinated

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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3,447 more slum dwellers vaccinated

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Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) administered Covid-19 vaccine doses to 3,447 slum dwellers at Korail Basti in the capital on Friday. 

DNCC officials said they conducted a vaccination campaign in 11 centres in the slum where the people aged above 18 years received the vaccine.

Talking to the Daily Sun, DNCC Chief Health Officer Md Zobaidur Rahman said, “We have a target of vaccinating 5 lakh dwellers of different slums, including the Korail, under the city corporation.  As per the target, we want to vaccinate 15,000 dwellers daily, but we are not getting the expected number of vaccine recipients at the centres.”

He said they will continue the vaccination campaign at Korail and other slums until ensuring the 100 percent vaccination. The city corporation started the campaign on November 16.