National, Back Page

Over 16,000 in Korail slum vaccinated

Published : 21 Nov 2021 10:13 PM

A total of 16,221 people have been successfully vaccinated in the Korail slum of Dhaka. A total of 8,365 men and 7,856 women received the dose. 

According to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) officials, the vaccination programme included 11 booths in the slum where the people residing there could register for the Covid-19 vaccination on the spot. They were all provided with the first dose of AstraZeneca.

DNCC health officials further said a similar program will be conducted in two months from now in order to provide the people with the second dose. The receivers of the vaccination have been provided with a specific date when they can revisit the then set-up booths to get their jabs.

DNCC Deputy Chief Health Officer Golam Mostafa Sarwar told Bangladesh Post that the four-day program was a successful attempt in bringing the people of the slums under Covid vaccination.

“People who were within the age group, whether they were registered or not, were brought under the vaccination wing. AstraZeneca requires a 2-month interval before the second dose, hence another four-day program will be conducted in January for their second jab,” he said. The officer further informed that a city-wide vaccination drive will be conducted in all the wards under both city corporations from Tuesday.

“We will vaccinate around 500 people every day during this drive,” he told this correspondent.

The jabbing activities in the slum kicked off last Tuesday. DNCC health officials and Chief Executive Officer Md Selim Reza looked over the proceedings of the program.