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Modi to bring 12 lakh more vaccine doses as gift for Bangladesh

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will bring 12 lakh more Covid-19 vaccine doses as gift during his visit to Bangladesh on Friday.

Director of Non-Communicable Diseases (NDC) under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and Media Cell representative Prof Dr Mohammad Robed Amin told UNB about the vaccine gift.

The Indian Prime Minister is scheduled to arrive here on Friday to attend the twin mega celebrations marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of Bangladesh’s Independence.

Another 20 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine gifted by India reached Dhaka on January 21.

Besides, Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India’s Serum Institute for collecting 30 million doses.

As per the deal, the Serum Institute will provide five million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine every month between January and June.

Source: United News of Bangladesh