The government will procure a total of 15 million doses of corona vaccines from Sinopharm International of China at a less price compared to the earlier agreement price in a bid to bolster the government’s drive to vaccinate the country’s people.
The approval came from the 24th meeting of the cabinet committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) on Wedesday held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Kamal said that the Sinopharm International would provide Bangladesh with these vaccines at a lower price compared to the price mentioned in earlier agreement.
The finance minister said since this is a selective purchase, so it is not possible for the government to reveal the details of the Procurement. Kamal informed that the Law Ministry has also given vetting for this purchase of vaccines.
Joining the briefing virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin said that the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Health Services Division would procure these vaccines from Sinopharm International under the supplementary agreement-1.
He informed that in order to meet the emergency requirements, the Sinopharm International may provide additional doses of vaccines in addition to these 15 million doses of vaccines.