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48,000 Rohingyas to get vaccines from Tuesday

  • Published at 05:46 pm August 6th, 2021
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Photo: Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka tribune

They would be inoculated in 56 booths at the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar

Bangladesh is set to vaccinate Rohingya refugees at the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar under the walk-in vaccination program, said officials of the Office of the Refugee, Relief and Repatriation commissioner (RRRC). 

48,000 people aged above 55 would get vaccines during the drive that is expected to start from August 10, said Additional RRRC Mohammad Shamsud Douza on Friday.

They would be inoculated in 56 booths at the refugee camps, he added.

Meanwhile the office of the Cox's Bazar civil surgeon confirmed that the booths would be set up at 34 camps.

Based in Cox's Bazar, the Office of the RRRC under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief is the top government body in dealing with the Rohingya crisis.

More than 1.1 million Rohingyas have been living in refugee camps in Cox's Bazar after the mass exodus caused by the brutal military crackdown in Rakhine state.

Earlier in the day, Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Khurshid Alam told the media that inoculating the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) people would be done from August 10 to 12.

According to health authorities in Cox’s Bazar, the issue of inoculating Rohingya people came into limelight as many of them were found infected.

Some 2,513 Rohingya people have been found to be infected with Covid-19 till Thursday while 28 among them have died after being infected. Some 2,252 people have been recovered.