Russia’s Sputnik-V and China’s Sinofarm vaccine have been approved by the government. The approval was given at the 14th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday afternoon. The finance minister told reporters after the meeting.
AHM Mustafa Kamal said Russia’s Sputnik-V and China’s Synopharm vaccine have been approved for production in the country. Companies that have the capacity will produce these vaccines. However, the government’s first priority is to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. Efforts to obtain vaccines from the Serum Institute will continue in addition to production efforts.
At the meeting, Health Minister Zahid Malek said several companies in the country have the capacity to produce vaccines. They will be approved for production. At the end of the meeting, Additional Secretary of the Cabinet. Shahida Akhter said the final approval has been given as per the advice of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Kovid-19. The cost of vaccine production will be known only after the proposal is submitted.
In response to a question, he said China has allowed their vaccines to be produced in Bangladesh. Production will begin as soon as possible. The meeting also approved the purchase of PPE, masks, PCR kits through direct purchase without tender. He used to sell Phensidyl on motorcycles. If he was in danger somewhere, he would introduce himself as the leader of the allied organization of the ruling party. He used to take out his mobile phone and show his pictures with the central leaders. However, the last defense did not.
Police arrested him along with 10 bottles of Phensidyl from Agargaon area of the capital on Tuesday night. The name of this leader of Krishak League Central Committee is Shamsuddin Al Azad. He is the Fisheries and Livestock Secretary of the organization.
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station OC Jane Alam Munshi told Samakal that the arrested person was a traveling drug dealer. He has a secret chamber on his motorcycle to carry drugs. There are multiple murder and drug cases against him. I have heard that he is the former president of Mymensingh Agricultural University Chhatra League. However, it is not known whether he is currently in any post.
Meanwhile, Krishak League president Krishibid Sameer Chanda claims that the arrest of Shamsuddin Al Azad could be a trap. Because he is a dedicated worker. He has led in difficult times. The leader also said that he did not know the details of his arrest. According to the police, a man was selling Phensidyl with a motorcycle in Agargaon area. The operation was carried out there around 10 pm on Tuesday. At one point he was arrested in Hatena. His motorcycle and 10 bottles of Phensidyl were seized. One person was also arrested for buying phencidyl at that time.
Investigators said a case had been filed against Shamsuddin Al Azad under the Narcotics Control Act. Earlier, there were two drug cases against him in Mymensingh and one in Dhaka. He was expelled from Chhatra League while studying in university.
Police said lobbying came to release Shamsuddin al-Azad after his arrest; However, he was produced in court on Wednesday showing his arrest in the case.