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Individuals willing to get vaccine must register by Feb 5

Published 10:00 pm | January 31, 2021

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Online Desk : Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Ahmed Kaikaus has said that the individuals interested to receive Covid-19 vaccine, ‘COVISHIELD,’ must complete the registration of their names and national identity numbers by February 5.
It was confirmed by Prime Minister’s assistant press secretary MM Imrul Kayes on Sunday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched the Covid-19 vaccination campaign being connected to online with Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine invented by the Serum Institute of India was injected to 27 individuals on the first day. Runu Veronica Costa, a senior staff nurse of Kurmitola General Hospital, received the first COVID vaccine shot in Bangladesh as part of the country’s mass immunisation campaign. Runu is the in-charge of Dialysis Unit at Kurmitola General Hospital.

Four individuals who got vaccine later on were Brigadier General M Imran Hamid of Bangladesh Army, Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general of Health Services, Dr Ahmed Lutful Moben of Kurmitola General Hospital, and Md Didarul Islam, a member of traffic police’s Motijheel unit.

Sheikh Hasina, who witnessed the administration of the first five vaccine shots, thanked God and said, “We have been able to buy and bring the vaccine in time. And we will be able to protect the people by administering the doses from today.”

“Today is a historic day for Bangladesh,” the prime minister announced. “Many countries in the world are yet to start inoculating their populations, but we’ve done it despite having a dense population and limited economic power. Today, it has been proved that we work for the welfare of the people.”

A total of 26 people were inoculated on Wednesday. Five hospitals in Dhaka also administered the shots on around 500 others on Thursday.

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