A campaign to vaccinate 10,000 fishers against Covid-19 is underway in the remote Bay of Bengal fishing island of Dublarchar off Sundarbans.
A 40-member medical team joined the campaign launched on Tuesday, health authorities said. Two booths have been set up to administer the jabs.
Lokman Hossain Mia, Senior secretary of Health Services Division visited the island on Wednesday to see the progress of the vaccination.
Bagerhat Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Habibur Rahman said 2500 fishermen were given the until Tuesday night.
Muhammad Belayet Hossain, Divisional Forest Officer of Sundarbans East Zone, said 10,000 fishermen are now staying in Dublar Char to catch and dry fish at the peak of the season.
Fishers expressed satisfaction over the vaccination programme.