Public transport workers in the capital have been vaccinated against coronavirus. The program started on Wednesday (January 19) morning at the inter-district bus terminal in Mohakhali. The vaccination program was inaugurated by the Member Secretary of the Extended Immunization Program (EPI) of the Department of Health, Covid-19 Vaccine Management Task Force Committee Dr. Shamsul Haque.
At the time, he said, “Vaccination of transport workers has started from today. We will bring everyone under the vaccination very soon. We’ve got a list of 900 people so far. We have no vaccine crisis. “
Nur Mohammad Majumder, chairman of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), had earlier said that a crash program would be undertaken for transport drivers and workers.
Vaccination starts on Wednesday after the list is made. Drivers and workers in the terminals can get this vaccine only if they have a national identity card or birth registration. The Department of Health has said that these activities will be carried out all over the country as well as in the capital.
Jhumana Ashrafi, medical officer of the Dhaka Civil Surgeon’s Office, said, “A list of 900 people was found, but only 100 people came to get vaccinated. There is no place to vaccinate at the terminal. So I think it is possible to vaccinate the public transport workers based on priority in the nearest center. “