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Military chopper delivers 2nd dose of Covid jabs to remote Rangamati hills

  • Published at 05:05 pm September 14th, 2021
A helicopter of the Bangladesh Air Force
A helicopter of the Bangladesh Air Force took off for Belaichari upazila on Tuesday morning from the Rangamati airbase with vaccines and healthcare staffers Dhaka Tribune

The first phase of Covid-19 mass vaccination was successfully carried out in Barathali union on August 10

The second phase of nationwide Covid-19 mass vaccination has begun in the remote areas of Rangamati hills.

A Bangladesh Air Force helicopter took off for Barathali union under Belaichari upazila of Rangamati on Tuesday morning from the Rangamati airbase with vaccines and healthcare staffers.

Five health workers led by Belaichari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Mizanur Rahman and Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr Rashmi Chakma will take part in the vaccination campaign, said sources from Rangamati health department.

The first phase of nationwide Covid-19 mass vaccination was successfully carried out in the union on August 10.


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On that day, Member of Parliament Dipankar Talukdar, in collaboration with the local administration and the Bangladeshi armed forces, came forward to ensure air support for the health department team so that jabs could reach the Barathali union residents, said UNO Mizanur Rahman.

Around 292 people were inoculated with Sinopharm vaccine doses on August 10. Moreover, other medical services were provided and Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) activities were carried out from the health department, said Belaichari Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr Rashmi Chakma.

“Those 292 people will receive the second dose today (Tuesday). In addition, health services will be provided in the area through mobile medical camps under the Directorate General of Health Services’s Tribal Health Program,” the doctor added.

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