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India has so far given vaccine to 95 countries. Of these, the maximum one crore doses have been given to Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh government has approved the purchase of 1.5 crore doses of the Corona vaccine from China. Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Division Shahida Akhtar said on Thursday that every dose of China’s Sinopharm vaccine will cost US $ 10. According to local media, vaccine shipments will reach Bangladesh in three times next month. Each batch will have 50 lakh doses.
This information has come to the fore after the cabinet committee approved the government-to-government vaccine deal in a meeting held in Dhaka. This means that no private Bangladesh company will be part of the deal.
India gave the vaccine for 5 dollars
Bangladesh is paying double the price for every dose due to the lack of a vaccine in India. India supplied Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Bangladesh at the rate of US$ 5 per dose. It was from this that the Government of Bangladesh started a vaccination campaign against Coronavirus. In the changed circumstances, it has to spend twice as much for India’s vaccine than for the Chinese vaccine.
According to the Dhaka Tribune, 1,043 cases of corona were reported in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours. The total number of infected in the country has reached close to 8 lakhs. So far, 12,549 people have died due to infection here.
Earlier, China had laid down the conditions
Bangladesh had earlier talked to a Chinese company for the vaccine. Some of the company’s terms made Bangladesh uncomfortable. He then contacted India. The Government of India arranged for 3 crore doses of the Kovschild vaccine for the serum. That too at a cheap price. In the beginning itself, 3 million doses were sent to Bangladesh.
India has so far given vaccine to 95 countries. Of these, the maximum one crore doses have been given to Bangladesh. Out of this, 33 lakh doses have been given as help. So far more than 90 lakh doses have been applied in Bangladesh.