India is going to give 2 million vaccine to Bangladesh as a gift Abdul Mannan who is the Bangladesh Health Secretary confirms this information. A day before, Health Minister Zahid Maleque had mentioned “vaccine as a gift” but he did not reveal any details.
Bangladesh Health Secretary said that the vaccine is to be called as a gift. They are going to get 20 lakh doses. The vaccines are made from the Serum Institute of India.
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has manufactured the coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and drugmaker AstraZeneca.
The health secretary said that they are going to get the vaccine by Thursday. He also said that “It simply came to our notice then. But Wednesday [it] may come. It may be a couple of days late. I have spoken to the High Commission of India. This is what the letter says. Maybe on the 21st,”
Vikram K Doraiswami who is the Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka, said that bangladesh will get the vaccine very soon, “quickly” and “urgently” under his country’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy.
Health ministry officials of Bangladesh said India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had got in touch with the foreign ministry to send the vaccine doses. The high commission also sent a letter on Monday.
The country will get the vaccine soon and they will soon start distributing it among the people.