Govt vaccinates 30 cr doses of Covid-19 jabs free of cost-Zahid Maleque

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Manikganj, Aug 13: Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said that the government has given the safety to the people providing 30 crore Corona vaccines by free of cost.

“The government vaccinated the people free of cost by spending Taka 40 thousand crores in this purpose from our own fund,” he said while distributing food stuff, clothes and sanitizers among 500 jobless families due to Covid-19 pandemic at Garpara area in Manikganj.

The Health Minister said the vaccination for 5-11 years children has started on Thursday last on a trial basis that was not started in any country in the world.

“We need more four and half crore doses of vaccines for 2,20,00000 children.

We have already received 30 lac doses of vaccine from the World Health Organization (WHO),” he added.

The government has controlled the Covid-19 pandemic successfully with the proper direction from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Health Minister said adding that Bangladesh is in the 5th position in the world to control the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some 29,000 people so far lost their lives due to Corona virus in the country where as over 11,00000 people died in USA and 10,00000 in India.

Zahid Maleque said, we are a fuel dependent country and we have to import it from abroad. The prices of fuel have increased all over the world. Some of the countries have no fuel for their people, but we have it, he said.

Citing the instance of Sri Lanka, the Minister said there is no fuel, electricity, fertilizers and food.

Some of the countries including the USA and Europe adopted rationing system and raised the bank interest.

The supply of gas and electricity is being controlled for ensuring the supply of fertilizers to the farmers, he added.

Presided over by Manikganj District Awami League President Advocate Golam Mohiuddin, the function was addressed, among others by Deputy Commissioner of Manikganj Muhammad Abdul Latif, Police Super (SP) M Golam Azad Khan, Mayor of Manikganj Municipality Md.

Ramjan Ali, District Awami League Joint Secretary AFM Sultanul Azam Khan Apel, Manikganj Sadar Upazila Awami League President Israfil Hossain and General Secretary Afsar Uddin Sarker.