Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending 2 million doses of vaccine as a gift during this critical time of the Coronavis epidemic.
Sheikh Hasina addressed the inaugural function of the centenary celebrations of Dhaka University on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said, “The coronavirus vaccine, which we received as a gift from India, has already arrived. I thank the Prime Minister of India for this.
This afternoon, 2 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, produced at the Seram Institute of India, arrived in Bangladesh. The vaccine was given to Bangladesh as a sign of friendship between the Government of India. This is the largest consignment of ticks given as a gift from India to a neighboring country.
Besides, Bangladesh has agreed to buy 30 million doses of vaccine from Seram. The vaccine will be brought through Beximco Pharma, the country’s top pharmaceutical company. Beximco will hand over these vaccines to the government. The first consignment is expected to arrive this month.
Pointing to the issue, the Prime Minister said, “What we bought with money will arrive on the 25th or 26th.”
The Prime Minister also said that all the plans for the vaccination program have been finalized. “We have a plan for how the vaccine will be given,” he said. The Prime Minister also mentioned that the government has taken all possible steps to deal with the coronavirus.
Speaking on the occasion of the centenary of his university, the Prime Minister further said, “Today the world is stagnant for the corona virus. I am also a prisoner at home. It’s really hard for me. The mind is in the university, but there is no way.
Referring to Dhaka University as not just an educational institution, but the birthplace of the movement, the Prime Minister said, “It is an institution of Bangladesh, which has shown us the way to every achievement.” The beacon of all our achievements. His light will spread all over the country. ‘
Emphasizing on the need to build universities adapting to the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Prime Minister said, “As we move forward, the skilled manpower we need to keep pace with the world can be built by Dhaka University or start from here.”
In her speech, the Prime Minister expressed her strong desire to leave a beautiful Bangladesh for the next generation, noting that the country will move to Qatar as a developed country by 2041. He said, ‘We will be a developed country by 2041. Even then I am leaving a framework for future generations. I will not survive the day the country will celebrate its centenary in 2061. But it is my wish that those who remain will be able to celebrate that day in a developed country. ‘
Meanwhile, the incidence of Corona epidemic in the country has come down a lot. Eight more people have died in the last one day. This is the lowest death in a single day in about eight and a half months. Earlier, seven deaths were reported on May 8 last year. A total of seven thousand 950 people died. Besides, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the country has increased to 529,006 due to the infection of 758 more people in 24 hours. On the other hand, four lakh 74 thousand 462 people have recovered. The first corona infection was detected in the country on March 7 last year. The first death occurred ten days later on March 16.
Dhaka Times / January 21 / ES
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