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 Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said that Covid-19 vaccines are going to be manufactured in the country soon, reports Bangla Tribune.The Health Minister said this during a question-answer session in the parliament yesterday.Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury chaired the session.
 “Preparations are afoot for the manufacture of the vaccines. Up till now, we have placed orders for 16 crore vaccines,” said the Minister. “We are not only importing vaccines. As per the directives of the PM, we are working to manufacture vaccines in the country. Vaccines are going to be produced in the country within a very short time,” he said.
 “Up till now, 2.50 crore people have got vaccinated in the country. 1.50 crore people received the first dose.
In total, we have placed orders for as many as 16 crore vaccines. We have a plan to bring the remote areas under the vaccination coverage,” said the Minister.
“We have set up 120 central oxygen lines. The Covid-19 mortality rate has come down to 35 due to the betterment in the medical services.”