The government plans to set up a vaccine institute to produce doses in Bangladesh in order to combat the coronavirus and other pathogens, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most countries have focused on inventing and producing more vaccines. We feel the necessity of further research and production of vaccines under the current circumstances,” the Prime Minister said in reply to a question raised by Awami League MP Anwar Hossain Khan in parliament on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com.
A condolence motion was also tabled over the death of Tangail-7 MP Md Akabbar Hossain on Tuesday and the session was adjourned following a discussing on his life.
The question answer session for the Prime Minister and other cabinet members, however, continued.
“To prevent the coronavirus and other pathogens, the government has a plan to introduce a vaccine policy and establish vaccine institute up to international standards, which will be able to produce vaccines in Bangladesh,” she said.
Hasina also highlighted the benefits of the vaccine policy and the vaccine institute.
In a parliament session on Monday, the Premier had mentioned that Bangladesh has the capacity to produce and export the coronavirus vaccine.