Bangladesh will produce vaccines in the future so that the people of the country do not suffer in any way, says the premier
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday reaffirmed her government's stance to ensure Covid-19 vaccine doses for all in any case.
"Whatever the money is needed, whatever the number of vaccines is required, we’ll buy that," she said while inaugurating National Public Service Day 2018 and distributing Public Administration Award 2018 at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Joining the program virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban, the prime minister said Bangladesh will produce vaccines in the future so that the people of the country do not suffer in any way.
The premier said the government has started procuring and providing vaccines. "We’ve to give these vaccines on a mass scale so that all can stay safe. In-Shaa-Allah, we’ll get rid of this coronavirus."
Sheikh Hasina said she has already given directives to vaccinate the helping hands of a family, including housemaids and drivers, so that all of a family can remain protected.
Hasina said the pandemic has caused a great problem for every sector, including the economy, education, and social sectors.
She urged all to follow the health guidelines strictly and asked field-level administration to make people better aware about it.
The prime minister said 18.7 million people have so far been vaccinated and all will be brought under the vaccination program.
"No one will be left out… we’re procuring vaccines for all. Our vaccination program will go on," she said.
State Minister for Public Administration Ministry Farhad Hossain, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam and Public Administration Secretary KM Ali Azam also spoke at the program.
Earlier, the prime minister distributed the Public Administration Medals 2020 and 2021.
Thirty-six officials and organizations got the medals for their outstanding performances in their respective fields.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq distributed the medals on behalf of the prime minister.