PM directs to vaccinate industrial workers with family members

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2021-08-23 12:13:58 || Updated: 2021-08-23 12:13:58

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today directed the authorities concerned to design a separate programme to bring the industrial workers and their family members under the Covid-19 vaccination coverage as early as possible, reports BSS.

She also ordered to consider the possibilities of reducing the existing two-month duration between two doses of inoculation.

The premier made these directives at the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat. She chaired the meeting, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam briefed the newsmen at the Secretariat about the outcome of the meeting.

“A special discussion was held over vaccinating the industrial workers (in the meeting) . . .  Since Bangladesh would get six crore more doses of vaccine from Sinopharm as per an agreement signed by the Health Ministry, the prime minister gave an instruction to vaccinate the workers quickly,” said the Cabinet Secretary.

Mentioning that the Prime Minister would herself oversee the matter, Anwarul Islam said, “She (the premier) has given instruction to vaccinate not only the workers but their family members as well.”

He said the Prime Minister also directed the authorities concerned to consider the issue whether it would be possible to shorten the existing two-month duration between two doses of inoculation on the basis of recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19.

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