Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Government’s main goal to get vaccine in first stage: health minister

Published 12:18 am | August 11, 2020

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Online desk ; Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque said the government’s main goal is to collect COVID-19 vaccine without delay from the company which will bring it in the market first.

“More than 200 companies across the world are working to develop COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 141 are working in first phase while 25 are in the phase three of clinical trial of vaccine.The main goal of the government is to ensure that Bangladesh gets the vaccine developed by any company in the first stage of marketing after scrutinising the quality of those,” he added.

The minister said this while speaking as the chief guest in an online meeting on coronavirus vaccine from the conference room of his Secretariat office.

Presided over by the secretary of health services Md Abdul Mannan, Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, directorate general of Drug Administration Major General Md Mahbubur Rahman, ICDDR,B scientific officers Asadul Bari, Ferdous Quaderi, and Khaliquzzaman and officials of the ministry, among others, were present.

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