Helth Desk-15 September, 2020: After China, several other pharmaceutical companies want to test their vaccines in Bangladesh, said Health Secretary Abdul Mannan. However, he said that no decision has been taken yet.
After inspecting the Covid Isolation Center and Bashundhara Isolation Center at the DNCC Market in Mohakhali on Monday, the health secretary told reporters that several more companies were in the pipeline. They also want to give a trial here (in Bangladesh).
"We will decide on this later on the basis of discussions," he said. However, it was not disclosed which companies wanted to implement the experiment.
The Health Secretary said that the Prime Minister has made arrangements so that we can immediately buy the vaccine from any country. We have talked with Russia, with Gavi, with Oxford India.
Incidentally, the government has already given permission to conduct the third phase test of the vaccine made by China's Sinovac Biotech Limited in Bangladesh. The experimental application of the Oxford vaccine is also supported.
The health secretary said the medical supplies of various Covid dedicated hospitals would be sent to different hospitals across the country without leaving them unused.