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Bangladeshi workers at Rooppur NPP get Sputnik vaccine

Published : 29 Nov 2021 10:16 PM | Updated : 30 Nov 2021 01:56 PM

Bangladeshi personnel employed by the Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division’s subsidiary construction organizations get Russia made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines.

Atomstroyexport (ASE) from its own fund purchased 3,500 doses of Sputnik vaccine and delivered to Bangladesh. The vaccine was administered by Bangladeshi doctors. Earlier, 1,700 local specialists received Sputnik vaccines. 

Atomstroyexport is negotiating with the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh for allocation of 10,000 vaccine doses and set-up of an additional vaccination station in the proximity of the NPP construction site, which will allow reaching the herd immunity level of at least 80% among the employees of the project in near future.

Simultaneously the booster doses are being administered to the employees from Russia and the CIS countries, working at the Rooppur NPP construction site. For this purpose, another 740 Sputnik V doses have been delivered to the construction site, and a group of FMBA doctors have arrived in Bangladesh. 

According to Alexey Deriy, ASE Vice-President and Director of the Rooppur NPP construction Project, these measures are necessary to save the lives of employees and maintain the uninterrupted operation of the construction site. 

“The Rooppur NPP construction site has become one of the first Rosatom international projects, where the vaccination campaign was launched more than six months ago. Now we are among the leaders to administer the booster vaccination and offer an opportunity of taking the vaccine to our Bangladeshi colleagues who account for over 75% of all construction workers, since we are aware of all the occupational and social responsibility that we have taken on. It is important for us to meet our commitments, and the vaccination is one of the guarantees of the project timely implementationm,” Alexey Deriy emphasized.