China was upset for making vaccine price public: Minister
Published : Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 at 4:56 PM Count : 193
Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said China was become upset for making the price of their vaccine public.
“China was a little upset because of making the price of their vaccine public. This is the reason of getting vaccine late. Otherwise, the vaccine could have been obtained earlier,” said the minister while talking to reporters at the Secretariat in Dhaka on Wednesday.
The minister further said he does not know how late it will be. “However, documents related to this have been signed and sent to China. Now they will tell us about a deadline for when and how much vaccine they will offer. They do not report it yet. Hope to know about it within this month.”
Health Minister said efforts are being made to bring coronavirus vaccines from different countries.
He said, “Ten lakh COVAX vaccines would come from the United States. But it is unknown at this time that when will other vaccines arrived. Negotiations are underway.”
Apart from this, talks are also underway to bring vaccines from Russia, Zahid Maleque said, adding that discussions are still going on today. “It can still be known today. Besides buying vaccines, work is also underway on production of vaccine in the country.”