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DGHS: Overwhelming registration causing delays in vaccine SMS

  • Published at 07:23 pm September 8th, 2021
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File photo: People stand in a queue to receive Covid vaccine at an inoculation centre in Rangpur as Bangladesh takes its vaccination drive to the grassroots on August 7, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

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.

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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.