Health Desk – 23 Feb,2021: The second consignment of Covid-19 vaccine from India – 20 lac doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine – reached Dhaka in the early hour.
This consignment is less than half of the monthly supply instalment as per a contract.
The government purchased three crore shots of the vaccine called Covishield from Serum Institute of India through its local agent Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
According to the tripartite deal, Bangladesh is supposed to get 50 lac doses a month for six months.
The country received the first instalment of 50 lac doses on January 25.