We will make vaccine and export it abroad: Health Minister

 Ctg Desk |  Thursday, October 7th, 2021 |  10:07 am
We will make vaccine and export it abroad: Health Minister

Health Minister Zahid Malek said the corona vaccine would be manufactured in the country and exported abroad to meet the country’s demand.

“The World Health Organization has promised to give us all the support we need to make the coronavirus vaccine,” he said. And after making the vaccine, Bangladesh will be able to export it abroad.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the Center for Drug Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Counseling (OESIS) in Dhaka’s South Keraniganj on Thursday (October 8th) at noon.

“We have given 6 million doses of vaccine in one day,” he said. Which many countries of the world have not yet been able to give. We hope to be able to vaccinate more than 6 million people in one day on the occasion of Victory Day.

The health minister said the prime minister had spent about Tk 20,000 crore on the coronavirus vaccine. He said that every person in the country will be vaccinated at any cost. So that people all over the country can be safe. The vaccine does not kill the corona but at least does not cause death.

He said Bangladesh is ahead of many countries in vaccination. We have given the first dose of Corona vaccine to about three and a half crore people. And I was able to give the second dose to about two crore people. The World Health Organization was committed to giving 20 percent corona vaccine free to Bangladesh. But they said that since Bangladesh can provide good vaccines, we will be given 40 percent free.

“Corona is under our control now, we have to control it,” he added.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) said. Presided over by Benazir Ahmed, the chief guest was Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, special guests were State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, Director General of the Department of Health Prof. Dr. Abul Basar Mohammad Khurshid Alam and Director General of the Department of Narcotics Control. Azizul Islam and others.