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Vaccination in Bangladesh

DGHS says online registration a must

Published : 25 Jan 2021 10:17 PM

UNB, Dhaka

No one will be allowed to receive Covid-19 vaccine doses without online registration, says the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

“Now we won’t go for inoculation beyond this app (online application). We won’t allow anyone without online registration,” said DGHS DG Abul Bashar Mohammed Khurshid Alam at a press briefing over Covid-19 vaccination at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Explaining the reasons behind the online registration, he said the government will preserve and compile the data of vaccine recipients for using that for analyses.

Khurshid Alam also said they encourage the vaccine recipients to get both doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the same vaccination centre.

If the option is kept open to receive the first dose and the second one from two separate centres, there is a possibly of waste of some doses, he said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the Covid-19 vaccination programme on January 27 next.

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said a team of ICT Division developed the Covid-19 Vaccine Management System ‘Surokkha’ software with support from PMO’s a2i programme, Bangladesh Computer Council and the DGHS.

“We’re handing over the Surokkha software to the DGHS today,” he said.

To get registered for vaccination, one will have to do that though, said the state minister.