05 Aug 2021, 18:51
Update : 05 Aug 2021, 18:58

RCC to launch vaccination programme in 84 centres from Saturday

RAJSHAHI, Aug 5, 2021 (BSS)- Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) is set to launch Covid-19 vaccination programme in 84 centres in all 30 wards simultaneously from Saturday.

According to the government directives, the city corporation will conduct the inoculation programme from August 7 to 14. The ongoing vaccination activities at the centres of Teachers Training College, Police Hospital, ID Hospital and CMH will continue as usual.

Two health workers and three volunteers will be deployed in each of the centres for vaccination purposes. A total of 300 persons will get the vaccines from 9 am to 3 pm each day. Aged people, women and people with special needs will be given priority.

People aged 18 years and above are requested to appear at the centres with NID cards for receiving the vaccine.

"We have taken all sorts of preparations for conducting the vaccination programme successfully," said RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, adding that steps has been taken to attain 100 percent target of the Covid-19 vaccination.

On Monday last, the city corporation has started to assist in registration for receiving Covid-19 inoculation in all its 30 wards simultaneously.

"We have started registration at ward councilors' offices and other suitable places free of cost for expediting the vaccination programme," said Mayor Liton.

He said 36,000 doses of moderna vaccines have already been received by the city corporation. There is a possibility of getting more vaccines for the city in the days to come, he added.

Liton said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has faced the Covid-19 pandemic with courage and arranged vaccines to protect the people from the lethal virus.

He said the premier has adopted an epoch-making step by launching union and ward level vaccination programme from August 7 and urged all quarters to extend their whole-hearted cooperation for making the programme a total success.

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