Workers back to work without vaccination
Staff Correspondent: After Eid-ul Azha, 90 percent workers of the apparel industry backed to their Jobs. But almost all the workers yet not vaccinated. The leaders of the industry said, within a month total workers will be vaccinated. It will start from 8 August. BGMEA, BKMEA and BTMA leaders have confirmed this to Daily Industry.
By the continuous demand of the stake holders of RMG and export oriented industries, the govt has allowed them to reopen the factories amid countrywide continued lockdown.
Last Sunday, the workers started to join their works. Different sources have confirmed that 90 percent of the workers joined their jobs till yesterday.
Talking to the Daily Industry, the BKMEA 1st Vice-President and owner of MB Knit Fashion Mohammad Hatem said, ‘We the associations of BGMEA, BKMEA and BTMA planning to vaccinate all the workers within this month.
For that we have appointed doctors, nurses and assistants in our factories. Govt has assured that they will provide us necessary dozes of vaccines regularly. Our medical team will help them to vaccinate the workers as an economic recovery frontliner.’
He added that the vaccination program will start within coming week. Approximately we have fixed the time on 8 August.’
The health ministry urged the apparel leaders to submit their vaccine demand and schedule.
As per the data of BGMEA, more than 4 million workers are working in apparel sector of the country. Sources said most of them yet not get vaccines. But some of Gazipur and Savar based factory workers got vaccines.
The sources of civil surgeon office of Gazipur said, they started vaccination program among RMG workers without registration. Already 4 factories got it. We consider them as frontliners.
Already Chottagram, Gazipur, Savar, Narayanganj and Khulna based factories started their production. As per the industrial police data, out of 8 thousand 266 factories of RMG factories, 81 percent have reopened after Eid vacation.
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