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Vaccination activities started at 5 hospitals in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent
National
Vaccination
Novel coronavirus vaccination has started in five hospitals in Dhaka on Thursday, january 28 in the morning. In the meantime, the Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dr. Kanak Kanti Barua takes vaccine.

Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the vaccination program through video conference. Five people were vaccinated in the virtual presence of the Prime Minister at the opening ceremony. A few more were later vaccinated.

The program began with the vaccination of Runu Veronica Costa, a senior staff nurse at Kurmitola General Hospital.

The five hospitals in Dhaka that will be vaccinated on Thursday after the inauguration are Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Mugda General Hospital, Kuwait Maitri General Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Kurmitola General Hospital.

Director of the Department of Health and spokesman for the corona vaccination program. Nazmul Islam said that more than five hundred people are to be vaccinated in five hospitals in Dhaka today. Then there will be a break of seven days. Vaccination will start from February 7 across the country. That is the main program.

According to the Department of Health, the vaccine can cause side effects, so the vaccine is being given. Physicians and health workers of the National Immunization Program have training in this regard. Extra precautions have been taken for corona vaccine. There will be medical teams in the hospitals where vaccinations will be given. The team will have specialists in various fields.

Those interested in getting the corona vaccine must register on the web portal 'Suraksha' (www.surokkha.gov.bd).

After that, 42,000 workers will work in the vaccination program which will start on February 7 across the country. 14 thousand of them will be vaccinated. The rest will work as volunteers. Volunteers from the Red Crescent Society. And the hospitals that will be vaccinated, their manpower is also involved in this program.

Since there has been no clinical trial of the corona vaccine in Bangladesh, the first to be vaccinated will be monitored according to WHO protocol. If all goes well, vaccination activities will start across the country on February 7, Health Minister Zahid Malek said.

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