Japan to send 3 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Bangladesh

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said Japan will send more than three million doses of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine under COVAX facilities in phases. “On behalf of Bangladesh, I would like to express our gratitude to Japan government and its people for the (vaccine) supply in this critical period,” he said. The foreign ministe...

Govt working to vaccinate 80% population of Bangladesh against COVID-19

The Government of Hon. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to vaccinate 80% population of Bangladesh against Covid-19 by the end of next year. To that end, here are some important facts regarding the mass vaccination programme (updated till evening of 15 July 2021): a) 10.2 million+ people have registered for getting vaccinated; b) 10.9 m...

Awami League changed the fate of people: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina today asked her party men to remain always beside the countrymen as vanguards so that none could play ducks and drakes with their fate anymore. “The fates of the people are being changed due to stay of the Awami League in power. We, all the Awami League leaders and activists, have to...

Stop being unfair to Sheikh Hasina's success in handling the pandemic

Dr Pranab Kumar Panday: The entire planet has been living a veritable doomsday since the eruption of last year's Covid-19 pandemic. Its health and economic impacts are so grave that many of the world's strongest economies are still in the doldrums. The US, UK, and the majority of the European countries are still struggling to deal with the sec...

Vaccination rate increasing every day: 900,000 people vaccinated against COVID19 in 7 days

More than 900,000 people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh in seven days since the mass inoculation began on Feb 7. On Sunday, the health workers administered over 169,000 doses across the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services or DGHS. At the 47 hospitals in Dhaka, nearly 23,000 ...

Comprehensive Efforts to Counter Rumours and Conspiracy

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: Political opposition groups in every country tend to disseminate various forms of propaganda and rumours as a political tactic to undermine the government’s popularity. Consequently, every government across the globe remains watchful of rumour-making efforts to spread such adverse news about the government. The si...

How does it feel to take COVID vaccine in Bangladesh?

Mamun Al Mahtab: A question was haunting some people for quite some time – will the coronavirus vaccine ever land on Bangladesh? That phase is over and another freshly brewed issue is here. All the speculations are bid farewell to as the vaccine has been rolled out in the country. All eyes are now fixated on the people who are receiving ...

Sheikh Hasina's Doctrine of Vaccine Diplomacy

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: Even five months ago, the people of Bangladesh had to passionately wait to hear when they would get Covid-19 vaccine that would enable them to move freely as most of the countrymen had to stay at home to protect them from Covid-19 contamination for a long time. There was widespread controversy at all stages, whether the...

Covid-19 and Sheikh Hasina's Leadership

Pranab Kumar Panday: We have reached at the end of the century's most egregious year, as Covid-19 has caused immense miseries in 2020 triggering massive fatalities, economic downfall, disruption in communications worldwide, restriction on the freedom of movement, closures of offices and educational institutions and compelling citizens to practi...

Govt compiling list of 1st phase vaccine recipients

The health ministry has started drawing up the list of those who will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first phase. In this phase, doctors, nurses and health workers will be vaccinated first. Citizens aged above 60 will get vaccines in the second phase. The government will procure the Covishield vaccine, developed jointly by the Universit...

What are the steps taken by Bangladesh for procuring Covid-19 vaccines?

Bangladesh in talks with Pfizer and AstraZeneca, among others, for starting Covid-19 vaccine procurement from as early as January Bangladesh has been in negotiations with almost all countries and companies – who have been developing Covid-19 vaccines – for procurement. Nine such organizations across the world are purportedly in the...