Staff Correspondent: Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said the ongoing COVID vaccination program will continue in a normal manner in the coming month of Ramadan.
He said while speaking at a national award ceremony at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital yesterday.
The Minister said in order to ensure the safety of the people from COVID, the vaccination programs will be conducted in a normal manner even during the month of Ramadan. Vaccine’s 1st, 2nd and booster dose activities will be conducted regularly.
The special campaign for the second dose of COVID vaccine started on March 28 and was scheduled to end on March 31, he said. “It has been extended for three more days.”
Zahid Maleque said those who were given the first dose of the vaccine on February 26 will continue to be given the second dose for another three days. We will run a special vaccination campaign for three more days with the aim of giving 80 percent vaccination.
He said the health sector would be digitalized. We will bring every hospital under CCTV and it will be controlled centrally.
Presided over by Dr. Abul Bashar Khurshid Alam, director general of the Directorate General of Health (DGHS), Lokman Hossain Mia, senior secretary of the Ministry of Health, BSMMU VC Professor Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed, Shwadhinota Chikitsok Parishad president Dr. Iqbal Arsnal, secretary general Prof. MA Aziz, and others were present.
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