Vaccination of employees and workers of Mithela Group in Narayanganj started on 7 August 2021. Nazrul Islam Babu, MP, Mithela Group Chairman Azahar Khan, Upazila Health and Family Planning Office Dr. Saima Afroz Eva and Araihazar Upazila Civil Surgeon were present at the vaccination program.
The Mithela Group workers received the Covid-19 vaccines as part of the program launched by the government on July 18 to vaccinate apparel workers, being the frontline in the COVID-19 state.
Earlier, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) requested the government to bring garment workers under vaccination on a priority basis, considering them as frontline who are working amid the pandemic to protect the economy of the country.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan expressed sincere thanks and gratitude towards the government for bringing the workers of the apparel industry under the Covid-19 vaccination program.
He said there is no alternative to mass vaccination of the apparel workers to keep the uninterrupted operation of the factories and protect the country’s economy.
He requested all members and stakeholders involved to follow health safety guidelines, especially wearing masks to minimize the risk of Covid-19 infection and spread.