Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said that Bangladesh has been requested to send vaccines to various countries to meet the shortage of second dose of coronavirus Oxford Astragenera vaccine. Everyone says they will vaccinate. But not coming to hand.
He made the remarks after handing over medicines to the Palestinian ambassador on Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was held at the state guest house Padma.
“I know the United States has a lot of astragenerative vaccines, so I immediately asked them,” he said. It was later learned that Bangladesh was not on the priority list of countries that would be vaccinated against coronavirus. Later, of course, we learned that our estrogen would be vaccinated. He also did not say that he will give from Covax. However, he is optimistic about getting a vaccine from the United States.
Meanwhile, US Ambassador to Dhaka Robert Miller said that Bangladesh is on the priority list of vaccinations given by the United States to various countries under CoVAX. This vaccine from the United States will come to Bangladesh soon.
Abdul Momen emphasized on making corona vaccine public. He said the Prime Minister has been saying from the very beginning that vaccines should be considered as a universal product. And the people of all countries should get it without discrimination. But unfortunately rich countries have 99.8% of the total vaccines. Poor countries have only 0.3 percent. Weeping for the vaccine. No one is getting vaccinated
Abdul Momen said, ‘We have received a report. Australia has a population of 25 million. They have collected 93.8 million vaccines. We asked them. We asked them to be vaccinated. They said they would. Everyone will tell. But it is not coming to hand. ‘