There is no alternative to mass vaccination of the apparel workers to keep the operation of the factories uninterrupted and protect the country’s economy, BGMEA President Faruque Hassan has said.
He expressed sincere thanks and gratitude towards the government for bringing the workers of the apparel industry under the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Earlier, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) requested the government to bring RMG workers under vaccination on a priority basis, considering them as frontliners who are working amid the pandemic to protect the economy of the country.
The BGMEA President requested all members and stakeholders involved to follow health safety guidelines, especially wearing mask to minimize the risk of Covid-19 infection and spread.
Vaccination of employees and workers of Mithela Group in Narayanganj has started, says BGMEA.
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 programme that began on Saturday.
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.