Health Desk- 27 Sep 2020: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the world community to treat the Covid-19 vaccine as a ‘global public good’ and urged the United Nations to ensure its timely availability of the vaccine to all countries at a time.
"We hope that the Covid-19 vaccine will soon be available in the world. It’s imperative to treat the vaccine as a ‘global public good.’ We need to ensure the timely availability of this vaccine to all countries at the same time," she said.
The Prime Minister made the plea while virtually addressing the general debate at the 75th United Nations General Assembly in Bangla like the previous years following the footprints of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She said if Bangladesh is provided with the technical know-how and patents, the pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh has the capacity to go for vaccine production on a mass scale.
In Bangladesh, she said, the government took initiatives from the beginning putting equal emphasis on the lives and livelihoods of people.