Cholera vaccination for Rohingyas begins tomorrow

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PV Desk : Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim today said the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals would be fed with Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) from tomorrow.

“We will start a week-long programme of feeding cholera vaccines to nine lakh people, including Rohingyas, of the south-eastern part of the country to check cholera outbreak,” he said while addressing a press briefing at health ministry.

“Two weeks later, 2.50 lakh children under five will be fed the second dose of the vaccine,” he said, adding after six months, booster doses would be provided to the kids of Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf where over five lakh Rohingya people of Rakhine state of Myanmar have taken shelter fleeing violence.