Health Desk – 07 Feb,2021: Health Minister Zahid Maleque received the vaccine this morning (Feb 7) at Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital vaccination centre in Dhaka. The minister received the vaccine around 11:30am.
Later, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain, Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman, Fisheries and Animal Resources Minister Sham Rezaul Karim, director general (DG) of the Directorate General of Health Services, among others, received vaccines.
Earlier in the day, Health Minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the countrywide vaccination campaign through video conferencing from the health directorate in the morning. Some 2,400 teams are working in 1,005 hospitals under the vaccination programme, DGHS said. A total of 204 teams are facilitating the vaccination in 50 hospitals in the capital and 2,196 teams are carrying out the job in 955 hospitals outside Dhaka.