Published:  03:36 AM, 03 August 2021

Interest in getting Covid vaccine growing in Chitalmari

Interest in getting Covid vaccine growing in Chitalmari

People in Chitalmari of Bagerhat are showing interest in getting corona vaccine. During a ground visit, it has been found, a long line of interested people was found in front of the Upazila Health Complex on Monday. According to the sources, the line is getting longer before vaccination center in the upazila every day.  Hundreds of people including women and aged people were seen standing in line for a long time before the vaccination center. 

Sources said, authorities are struggling to cope with the influx of people coming to the centers to get vaccinated.  People are standing in the line for a long time to submit their registration papers despite unbearable heat of the sun. Chitalmari Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Md Mamun Hasan said, the number of vaccinated people has surprisingly increased.

We have the capacity to vaccinate 400 to 500 doses per day.  The vaccination drive will also be conducted in 21 booths of 7 unions in the upazila from August 7.So far some 8,622 people have received 1st and 2nd dose of Covid-19 shot from Chitalmari Upazila Health Complex.  Later, about 3,752 people took the 1st dose in the second phase of vaccination, the health officer added.

---Md Kamruzzaman Khan Picklu in Chitalmari, Bagerhat

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