Globe Biotech gets 'green signal' from government for its vaccine
Published : Tuesday, 1 December, 2020 at 10:14 PM Count : 619
Globe Biotech Limited has finally received 'green signal' from the government.
During a visit to Globe Biotech office in Dhaka oin Tuesday, Health Secretary Md Abdul Mannan said Globe Biotech would receive patronisation from the government to bring the country's people under the vaccination programme. So, the government would stand beside the company if it strictly follows the rules.
Senior officials of the Ministry of Health, Director General of the Directorate of Health, Director General of the Drug Administration and IEDCR also accompanied the Health Secretary.
Members of the delegation were apprised the progress of the Globe Biotech Limited's vaccine.
The Health Secretary said if necessary, the IEDCR would join its hands with the Globe Biotech Limited.
He also gave a proposal to rename the proposed 'BanCovid' vaccine of Globe Biotech as 'BangaVac.'
Later, Health Secretary Abdul Mannan said there is no alternative to the Bangladesh-made coronavirus vaccine to bring the entire country under the vaccination programme.
"We'll be able to inject 30 million doses of imported Covid-19 vaccine to 15 million people. Beyond this figure, we have a large number of population. When we will plan to vaccinate all the population, we will have to depend on locally produced vaccine. We will take necessary steps as early as possible in this regard," he said.
Regarding the proposal for renaming the Globe Biotech invented coronavirus vaccine as 'BangaVac' after the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Health Secretary said, "Bangladesh means Bangabandhu. We have discussed about it with the Globe Biotech authorities. They have agreed to our proposal and rename it as 'BangaVac."