80 to 90pc people will be vaccinated by Dec next: Hanif

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Dailynewsun Report:

Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif on Wednesday said about 80 to 90 percent of the country’s population will be inoculated by next December.

“COVID-19 vaccines are being collected from various sources. Now there is no problem with vaccines. About 80 to 90 percent of the country’s people will be brought under vaccine coverage by December next,” he told reporters.

Hanif was talking to reporters after a view-exchange meeting with physicians of Kushtia COVID-19 Dedicated Hospital here.

Local administrations have been asked to ensure that every person wears mask in coordination with committees formed at village level to deal with coronavirus crisis, he said.

The AL joint general secretary said the Kushtia General Hospital has enough capacity for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Selim Altaf George, MP, former principal of Kushtia Medical College and district BMA president Dr Mustanjid, Sadar Upazila chairman Ataur Rahman Ata and superintendent of COVID-19 Dedicated General Hospital Dr Abdul Momen were, among others, present.