Seventeen prominent citizens have commented that there is no opportunity for any middleman to play a role in the import of the corona vaccine.
Arguing in favor of this view, they said that the government has the full responsibility to discuss and decide on the import of vaccines and to vaccinate the people.
They said this in a statement sent to the media on Monday.
The signatories to the statement are Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, Hasan Azizul Haque,
Professor Anupam Sen, Ramendu Majumder, Ferdousi Majumder, Justice Shamsuddin
Chowdhury Manik, Abed Khan, Professor Abdus Selim, Mofidul Haque, Mamunur Rashid, Amjad Hossain, Fauzib, Fauzia. Hasan Khan, Professor ABM Farooq, Shahriar Kabir, Nasir Uddin Yusuf and Professor Muntasir Mamun. Nasir Uddin Yusuf sent the statement to the media.
“Many positive aspects of the steps taken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government to address the complex issues of keeping the lives of Bangladeshi citizens safe and the economy afloat in a world plagued by Kovid-19 infection have given us confidence,” the statement said.
The management and implementation of vaccination to prevent infection were praised by all.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s top-level talks with India on vaccine collection have been disrupted due to unforeseen infections across India.
Under the changed circumstances, the Foreign Ministry, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, began efforts to collect vaccines from Russia and China.
At the same time, official discussions began for the production of the corona vaccine of
China’s Sinofarm and the Sputnik-V vaccine of Russia.
In addition, the Prime Minister highlighted the need to relax intellectual property rights for
countries capable of producing vaccines in regional and global forums.
We think that since the government is fulfilling its overall responsibility to discuss and decide on vaccine imports and to vaccinate the people, there is no opportunity for any middleman to play a role in vaccine imports.
We expect the government to take appropriate steps in this regard. ‘
Prominent citizens have commented that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s demand for relaxation of intellectual property protection rules in vaccine production in other forums,
including the World Trade Organization, is in line with universal human rights.
“We urge civil society to speak out nationally and internationally in support of this demand,” the statement said. At the same time, rapid implementation of vaccine production by competent domestic pharmaceutical companies is essential. For Bangladesh, there is no alternative to corona vaccine production.
Therefore, the government will take steps like a wartime emergency to implement domestic production, which is everyone’s wish. ‘
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