Vaccine production possible in country within 6 months
The only way to deal with the deadly coronavirus is to get vaccinated and follow health guidelines. In densely populated Bangladesh, it is difficult to follow and adhere to hygiene rules.
Therefore, experts believe that there is no alternative to vaccinating a large number of people. But to bring most of the people of the country under the Covid-19 vaccine, it is not enough to just sit for help or import from abroad.
In this context, experts have suggested the production of vaccines in the country. Moreover, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already emphasized on the production of vaccines in the country without depending on the import of vaccines. He has already given necessary instructions in this regard.
The Ministry of Health and concerned departments are working as per the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Two committees were formed to implement the vaccine production activities.
Apart from this, a 9-member technical committee has been formed. The committee has been convened by the director general of the health department.
The main function of the two committees is to take steps for effective and safe vaccine production in the country, review the proposals and make recommendations to the government, take steps to increase the country's capacity in vaccine production, quality control at production, storage and use level.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque said the process of making vaccines domestically needs to be expedited with the approval of various agencies as well as before confirming which country will import the raw material and finish it at the domestic production center.
The issue of vaccine production was also discussed at a meeting of the Parliamenntary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday (October 13).
If the third wave of corona strikes again, the committee suggested that the vaccine, made in own country, be given to people as soon as possible.
After the meeting, committee member Muhibur Rahman Manik told barta24.com over his mobile phone: “Corona is under control due to the direction and determination of our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”
He (Muhibur) also said the health minister informed the committee that it would be possible to bring 70 million people under vaccination by December this year.