Bangladesh to get vaccine from India in time: Health Minister
Published : Monday, 4 January, 2021 at 2:21 PM Count : 949
Serum Institute of India (SII) will provide coronavirus vaccine in right time, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday.
"We have been keeping in touch with the institution. An agreement with the SII will not be in vain as Bangladesh has a good relation with India for a long time. We will get the vaccine doses as per the agreement," he said.
The Health Minister made the statement at a press briefing at secretariat.
The first shipment of the AstraZeneca-Oxford virus vaccine manufactured by the SII is likely to arrive in Bangladesh in the current month of January. Under the first shipment, 50 lakh doses of vaccine will arrive in the country.
Bangladesh on Sunday deposited Tk 600 crore to the account of Serum Institute of India (SII).