Second shipment of 2 million Covid-19 vaccines arrive from India
Dhaka, February 23: The second consignment of Covishield vaccine has come from the Serum Institute of India for coronavirus prevention. At 12:22 am on 23 February, India's SpiceJet SG-0063 flight arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with a consignment of 2 million doses of the vaccine.
At night, 5 special freezer covered vans of Beximco Pharmaceuticals arrived at Gate No. 8 of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. One by one, these vans entered the runway of the airport through gate number 8.
Dr. Abu Naeem Mohammad Sohail, Deputy Program Manager, Disease Control Branch, Department of Health, said that a SpiceJet flight also received ticker shipments along with other goods. The vaccine was taken from here to Beximco Pharmaceuticals' warehouse. From there, after getting the clearance from the Department of Drug Administration, it will be delivered to various centers as per the demand.
With this, 9 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine made at the Seram Institute of India have arrived in Bangladesh. According to the agreement with Serum Institute, 50 lakh doses per month and three crore doses of vaccine in six months are to be given.
Earlier, 2 million doses of corona vaccine donated by the Indian government came to Bangladesh. Tika arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on a special Air India flight at 11:20 am on Thursday (January 21).