The President said this while addressing the maiden Jatiya Sangsad session of this year on Monday (January 18).
Praising the role of the government in ensuring healthcare, he said, “The incumbent government attained unprecedented progress in all areas for ensuring universal healthcare. The biggest achievement of the government recently is the successful control of COVID-19”.
The President told that the global lethal disease Coronavirus, like the rest of the world, had a negative impact on all sectors of the economy, including our economy, education, health, trade, employment, small and cottage industries.
But due to the time-befitting steps, in line with 31-point directives, of the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is coping with the Corona situation successfully, he added.
He said, “The process of direct purchase of three crore doses of vaccine has been finalized with Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited and Serum Institute of Life Sciences Pvt Ltd of India to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. I hope the government will soon be able to vaccinate the people of the country”.