Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the government’s goal will be to ensure so that Bangladesh gets coronavirus vaccine at the initial stage of its marketing.
He made the remarks while addressing a views-exchange meeting on coronavirus vaccines with officials concerned on Monday.
The minister said over 200 companies are trying to develop vaccines. Of them,the candidates of 141 companies are at the primary stage while that of 25 companies are at human trial stage.
At the meeting, he wanted to know from the officials about the update on the coronavirus vaccines and asked the directors general of the Directorate General of Health Services and the Directorate General of Drug Administration to inform him about the doings to get the vaccine as soon as possible.