A total of 31,597,320 people have received Covid jabs in Bangladesh, he says
The health authorities have said that the delays in getting vaccine SMS are being caused by a high number of registrations in the country.
"In most cases, the number of people registering is way more than the capacity of the vaccination centres in a given day," Prof Dr Md Nazmul Islam, spokesperson of the Directorate General of Health Services, said on Wednesday.
"We are trying our best to solve the problems. I am optimistic that we can deliver good news regarding this very soon," he added.
"The Covid positivity rate has been below 10% for the last four days. We expect it to go further down; we can then resume our normal life again," the spokesperson hoped.
Responding to a question regarding the production of vaccines in Bangladesh, he said: "According to a contract signed between Incepta Pharmaceuticals and Sinopharm, the vaccine will be processed in Bangladesh."
"The company [Incepta] wanted time. They said it'll take around 3 months for them to complete the groundwork. We are looking forward to receiving positive news from them," he added.
He informed that a total of 31,597,320 people have received Covid jabs in Bangladesh.
Of them, 1,175,628 people have got double doses while 19,841,292 people have received a single dose so far.