Second dose coronavirus vaccine to reach remote hills by helicopters
Dhaka, September 15: Rangamati's Bilachhari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Mohammad Mizanur Rahman and Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr Rashmi Chakma are again taking coronavirus vaccine in a helicopter at Barathali Union in the remote hills. They are accompanied by three health workers. They left the helipad in the Kaptai Pani Bidyut area on Tuesday (September 14th) at around 9:45 am with the second dose of the vaccine in an Air Force helicopter.
UNO Mizanur Rahman said, "On August 10, we conducted mass vaccination activities in the remote Barathali Union. In its continuation, today we are going to give the second dose of the same drive in that area. The excitement we have seen in the area during the first dose of the mass vaccination drive has inspired us even more."
Dr Rashmi Chakma said, "On August 10, we gave the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine to 292 people in the area. At the same time, we have conducted medical services and EPI activities from the health division on that day. The second dose will be given to 292 people in the remote Barathali Union on Tuesday. In addition, health services will be provided through mobile medical camps under the Tribal Health Program under the DIrectorate General of Health Services."
It takes at least four days to walk from Bilaichhari Upazila to Farua Union. It takes two days to walk through Bagalek in Ruma upazila of Bandarban district. So on August 10, the concerned people took the first dose of Ganatika in a helicopter.