The Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement has approved a proposal to buy Covid-19 vaccines at a cost of Tk 1,273.55 crore.
The committee approved the proposal today in a meeting chaired by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, said a statement of the ministry.
As per the proposal, three crore doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be purchased directly from Serum Institute of India under the Department of Health Services, it said.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said he will take the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine in the country.
“I will get the vaccine first,” he said responding to a query from reporters after the meeting.