Proper vaccination needed to overcome corona crisis: Speaker

Publish: 6:52 PM, March 14, 2021 | Update: 6:52:PM, March 14, 2021

DHAKA,  – Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today underscored the need for proper implementation of corona vaccination programme to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. “The COVID-19 pandemic is now widespread throughout the world…proper vaccination is very much important to overcome the pandemic,” she said while US Ambassador in Bangladesh Earl Robert Millar made a courtesy call with the Speaker at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office here.

During the meeting, they discussed elaborately on parliamentary process, COVID-19 vaccines situation, Mujib Borsho, the golden jubilee of the Independence and the women empowerment in Bangladesh. Terming the corona vaccination programme as a collective welfare, Dr Sharmin said “it is necessary to ensure the vaccines for the developing countries across the world.”

The Speaker also informed the US envoy about 10-day long programme scheduled on the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the independence begins from March 17. Mentioning that a total of 73 women parliamentarians are now in the 11th Jatiya Sangsad, the Speaker said the women in Bangladesh are now progressing significantly, adding that the government is distributing various incentives to the women entrepreneurs.

Lauding Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in COVID-19 vaccines programme, development and women empowerment in Bangladesh, the US envoy said “Bangladesh is successfully facing the COVID-19 situation.” He, however, assured that the bilateral relations between the United States and Bangladesh will strengthen more in future, adding that “It is praiseworthy that Bangladesh has done tremendous development despite the ongoing corona virus situation.” Senior parliament secretariat officials were present during this time.