After the first shipment, 50 lakh Covid vaccines will come to the country every month
Beximco Pharmaceuticals will bring the first shipment of Oxford and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine - produced at the Serum Institute of India in Bangladesh between 21-25 January.
Nazmul Hasan Papon, managing director of Beximco Pharmaceuticals confirming the matter to Prothom Alo said, " 50 lakh vaccines could come to the country in the first shipment."
He added that after the first shipment, 50 lakh Covid vaccines will come to the country every month, reports ProthomAlo.
In the first week of November, a tripartite agreement was signed between the Government of Bangladesh and Beximco Pharmaceuticals with Serum Institute.
Beximco will hand over the vaccine from Serum Institute to the Bangladesh government.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Zahid Maleque will brief on Monday. There may be information on the vaccine.
Exactly when, how and to what extent Bangladesh will start receiving covid vaccine from India could not be confirmed at the official level till Friday.
Earlier, Nazmul Hasan said that seven vehicles have already been imported to transport the Covid vaccine. And, specialized cool boxes will be brought. A central warehouse has been set up in Dhaka.