Government approves proposal to ratify the agreement to establish the International Vaccine Institute
Dhaka, February 22: The cabinet approved a proposal to ratify the agreement to establish the International Vaccine Institute (IVI). IVI will increase the capacity of the country's vaccine companies. The approval was given at a virtual cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (February 22nd).
From the Ganobhaban, the Prime Minister and Ministers from the Cabinet Division in the Secretariat attended the meeting via video conference.
After the meeting, the Cabinet Secretary informed the journalists about the approval at a press briefing at the Secretariat. "On October 28, 1996, an agreement was reached between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and an international vaccine institute in Seoul, South Korea," he said. There we sign. But in order to become a full member, we need the approval of the cabinet.
"If we do this, we will be able to provide training and technical assistance in vaccine production and related research in Bangladesh," he said. It will also increase the capacity of vaccine companies in the country. Vaccine production application and quality control system will be more up-to-date.
‘The transfer of newly discovered vaccine technology will further facilitate the production of new vaccines in the country. As a result, low cost vaccines will be available in the country. And our vaccines will also pave the way for the World Health Organization to qualify. This will help in expanding the vaccine market in Bangladesh abroad, ”added the Cabinet Secretary.
Khandaker Anwarul Islam said, ‘Since our pharmaceutical production is of standard, which is proven in the world. So in this case, we hope to be able to achieve these very soon. Especially in the current situation, there is a need for more. '
"Our domestic company Globe Biotech wants to make and market vaccines," he said. "Globe Biotech has not yet completed its trial. This issue has also been discussed in the cabinet. If they can comply with the protocol of the World Health Organization, they will conduct a trial and then we will see. '