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PM to virtually inaugurate vaccination drive on Jan 27

Staff Correspondent
23 January 2021, Sat
Published: 02:29 Updated: 03:51

PM to virtually inaugurate vaccination drive on Jan 27

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the country's vaccination drive against the coronavirus through video conferencing on January 27.

Health Secretary Abdul Mannan disclosed the information at a program at Kidney Hospital in the capital on Saturday.

A nurse will receive the vaccine on the day at Kurmitola General Hospital, said the secretary.

The premier will likely virtually interact with health workers on the day of the launch of the vaccine drive, sources said.

Bangladesh on Thursday received 20 lakh doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as gift from India, with the country planning to begin its mass vaccination in early February.

The country is expected to get 50 lakh doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India by January 25 under a deal on buying three crore doses from the Serum through its local vendor Beximco Pharma.

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