AstraZeneca Vaccine to Arrive from India in October: Health Min

Desk Report

Published: 13 Sep 2021, 09:18 pm

Health Minister Zahid Maleque || Photo: Collected

Health Minister Zahid Maleque || Photo: Collected

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that the AstraZeneca vaccine bought from the Serum Institute of India will arrive in October.

He made the remarks at a handover ceremony of 109 ambulances donated by India at the central pharmacy premises in the capital's Tejgaon on Monday (September 13th) afternoon.

Indian Ambassador to Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami handed over the keys of the ambulance to Health Minister Zahid Maleque. 

Besides the gifts from India, 21 more ambulances have been procured from the country's health care operation plan and 60 from the upazila health care operation plan, the health minister said. One hundred and twenty-two ambulances were distributed at the Medical College Hospital and Upazila Health Complex in the capital. The ambulances will further increase the capacity of the country's hospitals, the minister said. 

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