Govt takes steps to bring vaccines from other countries: Hasan

Publish: 8:30 PM, April 21, 2021 | Update: 8:30:PM, April 21, 2021

DHAKA,  – Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the government has taken steps to bring coronavirus vaccines from other countries in addition to India.

“You all know that doubt was spread about the availability of second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Propaganda was carried out through some newspapers, media and social media in creating suspicion among the people about the second dose,” he said.

But the reality is that about 17 lakh people have already taken second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the minister told newsmen after taking the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Clinic Bhaban at Secretariat in the capital.

Hasan said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been aware in giving health security to the country’s people from the very beginning of the pandemic. For this, Bangladesh is ahead of many developed nations in combating the coronavirus epidemic and vaccination, he added.

The Prime Minister has taken steps to bring COVID-19 vaccines from other countries along with India, said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary. Extending thanks to media in preventing rumours, the minister urged all media to remain alert against all rumours.