17th February 2021

The government has allowed import of 1,000 doses of Russian Covid-19 "Sputnik V" vaccine for the Russian nationals working at Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh.


Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) has given the permission to Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) to bring the vaccine for its workers.


The drug administration gave a no objection certificate (NOC) to the ROSATOM to import 1,000 Sputnik V vaccines, DGDA sources said.


“We have given NOC to ROSATOM to import the Sputnik V vaccine to use for their citizens working in the Roopur nuclear power plant,” Md. Salah Uddin, Deputy Director of the DGDA.


The vaccine can be used for the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian employees working at Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP), the sources added.


However, the DGDA will not be held responsible if any side effects occur after using the vaccine and the NOC will be valid for six months from the date of issue.

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