The notice has been mailed to the Directorate General of Health Services and the Health Services Division
A legal notice has been served to the government authorities concerned to resume vaccination programme for children, which are now on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Abdul Halim, chairman of Children Charity of Bangladesh, mailed the legal notice to the Directorate General of Health Services and the Health Services Division on Wednesday, on behalf of Advocate Israt Jahan.
Israt Jahan said, "My 16-month-old child was supposed to get the second dose of measles and rubella vaccine two months ago. He was not vaccinated due to the coronavirus situation. Like my child, many other children are now at health risk because of the situation."
Meanwhile, Abdul Halim said legal actions would be taken if necessary steps are not taken to resume vaccination programme within 48 hours.
He said, "Children in our country will be affected both physically and mentally if they are not vaccinated in time."
"The risk of contracting infectious virus and diseases will increase too. The State is supposed to take necessary steps for safety of the children in our country," Abdul Halim added.