It is good to note that India fulfilled its promise by handing over 2 million doses of the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine made in Pune by Serum Institute. This really bears a special significance in Indo-Bangla friendship.
As reported by this daily on Friday, 5 million more doses will come by January 26 as part of the tripartite deal between the health ministry, Beximco Pharma and Serum Institute to procure 30 million doses in six phases.
This means Bangladesh entered the vaccination phase earlier than many other countries. The world is struggling to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and only a few countries have begun vaccination programmes. Therefore, for a country like Bangladesh it is certainly a blessing.
The government should make
an all-out effort to make the
vaccination process a success
Bangladesh could kick-start the vaccination programme that would help improve immunity and resistance of the masses. The coronavirus pandemic has already done massive damage to Bangladesh, and the light at the end of the tunnel has now emerged from the quick availability and distribution of a safe, effective vaccine from a trusted friend.
Although the government received these 2 million doses of vaccine, this is not enough for our entire population. It is hitherto unknown to us that for how long these vaccines will give us immunity against the virus. Hence, necessary steps should be taken to procure more vaccines from reliable sources in no time.
The government should make their vaccine deployment plan public and campaigns should be incorporated to make people aware about the need for getting vaccinated against COVID 19. Last but not least, the government should make all-out efforts to make the vaccination process a success.