Russia's Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V to enter Bangladesh for Russian workers
Dhaka, January 29: Russia's Corona vaccine 'Sputnik-5' has received a no-objection certificate to enter the country. However, it will only apply to citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine working at the Rooppur nuclear power plant, according to the Department of Drug Administration.
On Thursday (January 28th), Maj. Gen. Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, director general of the Department of Drug Administration, said that initially, 1,000 Sputnik-5 corona vaccines had been ordered.
He said, ‘No Objection Certificate (NOC) has been issued. The Russian authorities at the Rooppur nuclear power plant are fully responsible for this vaccine. They will give this vaccine to their citizens. The vaccine will be administered only to those working at the Rooppur nuclear power plant. The application came to us on Thursday through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health.
According to the no-objection letter, the vaccine can be given to citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) working in Pabna for the Rooppur nuclear power plant project. The term of this NOC is six months from the date of issue. The Rosatom Authority will bear full responsibility for the side effects or adverse effects of this vaccine.