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Govt finalises software for COVID-19 vaccine registration

Online registration mandatory for vaccination, DGHS says

| Updated: January 26, 2021 12:28:42

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Govt finalises software for COVID-19 vaccine registration

The government has prepared a software, Surokkha, to conduct the online registration for vaccination programme against the coronavirus pandemic.

A team of ICT Division developed the COVID-19 vaccine management system with support from PMO’s a2i programme, Bangladesh Computer Council and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), reports UNB.

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said anyone can get registered by visiting a website, (www.surokkha.gov.bd).

The ICT division handed over the Surokkha software to the DGHS on Monday, he said.

Director General of DGHS Abul Bashar Mohammed Khurshid Alam said the government will not allow anyone to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses without online registration.

“Now we won’t go for inoculation beyond this app (online application). We won’t allow anyone without online registration,” he said at a press briefing over COVID-19 vaccination at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Explaining the reasons behind the online registration, he said the government will preserve and compile the data of vaccine recipients for using that for analyses.

Khurshid Alam also said they encourage the vaccine recipients to get both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the same vaccination centre.

If the option is kept open to receive the first dose and the second one from two separate centres, there is a possibility of waste of some doses, he said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the COVID-19 vaccination programme on January 27 next.

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