Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Bangladesh to start Covid vaccine trial run for children aged 5-11 from August, 11

News Desk : On August 11, Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses will be administered to children aged 5-11 as part of a trial in Dhaka, Minister for Health and Family Planning Zahid Maleque said on Sunday. At the World Breastfeeding Week opening ceremony at the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (Nipsom) auditorium in ... Read more

Bangladesh top recipient of Covid vaccines under covax: Unicef

News Desk : Bangladesh is the top recipient of Covid-19 vaccines under Unicef’s Covax program since its first delivery following the start of the pandemic. Unicef has delivered over 190 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh, and it has received the most vaccines under the global

Only 12 drug units follow WHO rules

Only 12 allopathic drug manufacturing companies out of 261 are producing quality drugs by following the World Health Organisation’s good manufacturing practice (GMP) guidelines, according to the parliamentary standing committee of the Health and Family Welfare ministry. Also, 10 companies are producing quality drugs, albeit not following the WHO guideline, the committee pointed out. It ... Read more

Trial for vitamin A-rich rice soon

Bangladeshi scientists ready for developing further the genetically-engineered variety Bangladesh is all set for developing further the world’s first-ever vitamin A-rich rice. A genetically engineered variety, the Golden Rice will go through Green House and field tests before advancing into production phase. And if everything goes well, Bangladesh, within 5 years, will be able to ... Read more