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Salman F Rahman: 50-60 million people to be vaccinated by December

  • Published at 11:24 pm October 19th, 2021
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Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Affairs Adviser Salman F Rahman addresses a training session organized by DIFE and BIDA on Tuesday Courtesy

The amount is about 30% of the country's population

The government plans to vaccinate 50-60 million people against Covid-19 in the country by December, Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Affairs Adviser Salman F Rahman has said.

“About 30% of the country’s population will get the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this December,” he said.

The PM’s adviser made the statement on Tuesday while attending a training session of the “Integrated Inspection and Monitoring Team,” jointly organized by the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) at its multipurpose hall.

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Salman F Rahman said: “I had a talk with the health minister in this regard on Monday. We will be able to bring 50-60 million people out of the total population of 160 million under vaccination. This success is due to the tireless effort of government officials.”

He also mentioned the government was responsible for the entire vaccination program in Bangladesh, whereas the private sector was also engaged in other countries.

Salman F Rahman also pointed that 27,000 people died from Covid-19 in Bangladesh, as compared to over 500,000 in India and more than 700,000 in the US.

Secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Md Ehsane Elahi, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Md Sirazul Islam, Secretary of Security and Services Division Md Mokabbir Hossain along with high-end officials were also present during the training session.

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